Color of the Cross
Color of the Cross is a 2006 religious film written by, directed by, and starring Jean-Claude La Marre.
A retelling of the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, who is portrayed as a black man whose death was a racially motivated hate crime.
Why It Sucks
- The movie tries way too hard to push its message about racism, to the detriment of the story.
- Bad script. A lot of the dialogue comes off as rather hamfisted, like "You're not black enough".
- Bad writing
- The story jumps around a bit and leaves out certain events you'd expect in a retelling of the crucifixion.
- It doesn't try to do anything new with the old story beyond making it about racism.
- The production values for the movie are really low. The sets clearly look like sets, and the costumes look cheap.
- There are a lot of historical inaccuracies.
- The cinematography is at least okay.
The movie received mostly negative reviews, with criticism focusing on its low production values and incoherent storytelling.