I had the chance to review "The Promise: Birth of the Messiah" with my family this past weekend. It was a nice way to shift from the Thanksgiving weekend to beginning our Christmas holiday events and remember just what the reason for the season is. I was happy we had this to start off our Christmas season with so that we could slow down and appreciate the story of the birth of Jesus before things got too choatic and commercial. It is an animated musical, which makes it appealing to younger kids. Some of the words used are advanced for a young child's vocabulary, but the story is not lost on them. I think if a child has even the slightest familiarity with the story they can easily follow along with the visual even if the vocabulary might be beyond them.On the other hand, I do think there were instances that things were simplified quite a bit for the benefit of a young audience. It has it ebbs and flows in terms of what I think a young child will understand, but as long as you watch it with your children you can have a conversation with them about the story and I think both you and your child will take more away from it than just having watched it.
ABOUT THE PROMISE
The Promise: The Birth of the Messiah is an animated musical celebration of one of the most pivotal events in all human history, the birth of Jesus Christ. This beautifully crafted musical is a faithful adaptation of the birth narrative from the Gospel of Luke in both story and song. The animated production leverages optical motion technology to blend traditional animation techniques with the performance talents of ballet dancers and dramatic stage actors. The result is a unique and worshipful story experience that will inspire audiences young and old for years to come.
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