Luther: Movie Review

The film “Luther” was an interesting piece to watch. Although, it is not my favorite genre for films, or a movie I’d watch on my own; it was very informative. The film gave an insight to many areas of religion. The very first scene of the film is Luther spilling wine and messing up on something the others considered so sacred. This shows that back then, certain rituals were not just important, but important to do perfectly. Luther spilling wine before God was the most profane thing he could ever do. It also portrays Luther’s thoughts on what the church was doing, which he believed was not the right thing or what God would want. Taking money and promising empty promises. He believed the people just had to love and trust God, but getting to Rome he saw all these ways you could sin and how the people acted. Which they were so used to and comfortable with because it was what they were accustomed to and how they were brought up to see religion. Luther saw it all different, not just from the common people, but from other priests and monks. He had a lawyer mindset, and it would influence his own interpretation of the Bible. His interpretation was so different from the others; and he couldn’t just agree with everyone else’s mindsets just because it was the mindset they have had for many years. He broke off from that cycle and chain. But because of him others finally realized they didn’t need the church to have a connection or to believe in God, especially after the church’s empty promises. Luther risked a lot, including his life, for his books and the image he portrayed to the common people. Yet he still did what he believed what right. This included writing the Bible in German so the common people could read it themselves, and interpret it themselves. This was the last thing the Romans wanted. Luther stood for those who didn’t have a voice, and voiced his opinions for them. Although, it wasn’t as an enjoyable film as others, this film was informative as to how religion in the slightest way has changed.

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