Luther // Movie Review

A blue-eyed Joseph Fiennes dramatically portrays the iconic “Father of the Reformation”, Martin Luther, in the film “Luther” – directed by Eric Till as a screenplay. Formulated at the time period, Protestantism made way as a fire burned in fervent members of the Christian church and society – which disagreed with many aspects that the Roman Catholic church created over generations. Doctrines and practices of the Catholic church were acted against as a “liberal populist movement” which spun out of control. Luther acts as a leader to the movement by submersing himself in the history education that he so luxuriously had access to – considering the times, and spoke the word to his followers, worshippers, and fan base. This radical decision of his stemmed from his primarily grateful behavior towards God for having been saved from a lightning bolt – but this is then diminished when he views the materialism and superficial perspective on Rome’s living. Luther pays great attention to the actual prevalence of misery and depression in the city, and judges purchase of indulgences… for he believes that they will not move those that seek salvation. Over all, “Luther” was a highly emotional and independent film that captures the essence of a revolution which stood for its own beliefs – no matter how disagreeing or judgmental.

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