THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT REVIEWED
“The Brand New Testament” opens on God’s daughter trying to explain the nature of things. She’s annoyed by her grandstanding papa, so she decides to tell the people of Belgium when they’re going to die. God is annoyed by his daughter’s discovery of her powers, but it’s too late. She’s skipped Heaven for Belgium and the little lady is collecting Apostles. The original God Father heads after his kid, but finds himself getting hammered by his own rules for mortals.
God’s daughter (Ea) communicates with her apostles via their cell phones, but they don’t take their new tasks lightly. Working together, they set out to make Belgium and then the world into a better place. All the while, God is trying to make sense of how badly humanity is existing in his world. Eventually, God’s wife comes into play and tries to steer this potential crisis into something grand. This film couldn’t exist in America without being co-opted by some Faith based film initiative. It’s a joy to see a religious tinged film that’s funny and pretty inclusive.
- Home Cinema episode
- Short Film
- 2.35:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track