The Star has to be the Christmas film for 2017. It’s a fun-hearted telling of the Christmas story from the animals perspective. It’s time to imagine what the animals thought of the first Christmas and how the great expectation of a saviors birth might have impacted on them (if they could talk).
The characters were excellently voiced as was the Christmas music, both traditionally and modern interwoven throughout the film and kept pretty well to the biblical narrative keeping any irreverence that may be easily perceived and misunderstood to the minimum.
The main character Bo, the voice of Steven Yeun a small donkey you’ll fall in love with, who had big dreams destined for bigger things. Then there’s Dave the Dove, Bo’s side kick. The only real humans that speak are as you’d expect the main characters Mary & Joseph. Mary voiced by Gina Rodriguez, bravely embraces her destiny. Joseph, voice of Zachary Levi, first-time dad and loyal husband comes across as the weight of his mission dawns on him.
Watch out for the scene with the camels too, one voiced by Oprah Winfrey – ya going to love the camels.
And for animal lovers everywhere, it’s all about the animals, Mary & Joseph & Jesus birth into the world!
It’s definitely a film worth watching, why not arrange a group visit. There’s loads of resources available for your church to use on the resource website some are free downloads from this link.
Also we’ve got some soundtrack CD’s to give away listen out on Spirit Radio over the next week to find out more. Alternatively you will be entered into the drawer once if you comment on the Facebook post related to The Star! Track listing – Apple Music / Spotify
Courtesy of Sony Pictures we have some copies of the soundtrack CD to give away. Here’s how you could be in the chance to win a soundtrack CD:
Saturday Morning Chat show with Jackie Ascough (2nd December)
Listen out to Spirit Radio Night Time Chat shows from Thursday 30th November through to the Friday Feeling December 8th.
Share, Like & Comment on the facebook post below (on the spiritradio facebook page) for another chance to be in a drawer to win a cd. closing date for facebook drawer Friday 8th December.