I was very skeptical. I bought this prior to seeing it. This film was nothing less than inspirational! Other Biblically themed movies have been monotonous and ancient. This one by far exceeds my expectations. It is truly an exceptional film. The Bible transcends every culture and genre and this film, I think, had an intriguing balance of Biblical accuracy and artistic liberty. It was Biblically based enough to be spiritually and intensely applicable to our daily lives, yet creatively tweaked in unexpected areas enough to not be predictable. I'm very familiar with the Biblical, historical account of Esther so I assumed I knew what was going to happen in the movie- but no! It was such a unique work of art, I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. I loved this film- my daughter has put Queen Elsa out of her mind because of the wonderful actress playing Esther. My daughter says she wants to be called Queen Esther now. I couldn't be happier. Queen Esther in this film was not only breath-takingly beautiful but she was also very kind and thoughtful. She truly did to others as she would want others to do to her. This film is wonderfully done! I hope the creators do Samson, Nehemiah, Hosea or Jeremiah! I would totally buy them!
Yes there are some details they changed but overall it come close to the bible. I have watched other versions that are way more unbiblical than this onefor sure! And i did not understand the reviews of some people saying the clothes were not appropriate...? Did they see the same movie? I loved this one and if you have netlfix u should try it! We are buying this one! My son and i are fans of , Esther, Daniel and Ruth made by the same movie company!
Before the movie even starts a message appears on the screen saying that the movie does not line up with the book of Esther in the Bible...then why make a movie that is not going to teach what happened in the Bible? Isn't this the whole point of showing movies based on books of the Bible? After watching the movie I read the whole book of Esther and realized just how misleading this movie was :(
The Book of Esther is one of my favorite movies that I have watched numerous times. The movie was well done and and the actors did a great job as well. I definitely recommend watching The Book of Esther.