This movie was hard to keep up with, I probably gained interest when my friend told me that he was the priest from American Horror Story. Anyways I actually had to study about him and this would be my second time watching this movie. It still does not surprise me the history behind the Lutheranism history. Martin Luther basically went against the Christian Church as the priests and whatnot were using their power for corruption and making impure actions like having sex and taking money by giving blessings to people (salvation). He basically was questioning God and the Church for the ideology on materialism instead of living a righteous life. Followers of Christianity used money as a way of salvation and indulgences that apparently provided answers to everything.
He went against the corrupted people that had wrongful doings and using the Church and the religion as a reason. He wasn’t going against the religion, just the corrupted actions. Moreover, he also increased the favor of worshipping God to skeptical people and to people that believe the Church comes to them for tax only. He helped the commoners gain access to the Bible which the Church did not approve but he did it. He even made a point by burying the kid that committed suicide, which apparently is also not approving to the Church. Lastly he nailed the 95 Thesis that he created to the church so everyone could see and this was his way of protesting, and thankfully the Church accepted their wrongdoings. So he really made a big change.
In my opinion, the history of Luther is more interesting to read than to watch, I felt the movie was way more dragged out. But yes the movie was a shorter version of understanding the history of Luther and the Protestant Revolution.