The 3 Wise Men
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The classic biblical tale of the three wise men comes to life in a glorious all-new movie. A bright star guides Melchior, Gaspar, and Baltasar toward a treasure meant for the unborn King of Kings. To make the three wise men's quest even more difficult, King Herod's evil counselor, Belial, is among them in disguise, trying to sabotage their mission! Will they succeed in their righteous pursuit? Their fate depends on whether they learn to work together for the common good. Featuring the voice talents of Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Lupillo Rivera, Jose Luis Rodriguez "el Puma," Marcos Witt, Jaci Velazquez, Kuno Becker, and Angelica Vale.~
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In this make believe world there is dark and light magic. The magi explain how light magic fights against dark magic and how they have been chosen to find the magical gifts for God. The wise men go on an enchanted journey to find the secret City of Salt where the treasures have been hidden. All the while Herod and his evil sorcerer (who turns into different creatures) try to stop the great wise men heroes. Once the wise men find the City of Salt and answer a couple riddles using their virtues of Courage, Humility, and Love they are given gold, frankincense, and myrrh. After defeating Herod and the sorcerer, who turns into a dragon, they briefly mention that they take the gifts to Jesus, but never show the manger scene or anything of the nature.
This story is being told to a young boy by a shopkeeper / bartender and finishes the story by telling him that if you believe in the 3 wise men, they will bring your presents on the day of the 3 Wise Men.
If you would like a free copy of this movie, email me. I will give you mine unless I have already destroyed it. This story is blasphemous on so many levels, not just because they changed the story, but because they substituted anti-Christian values into positive roles. No self-respecting Christian story includes using magic to fight evil or changes the meaning of the birth of Jesus. I just cannot figure out how a Christian singer such as Jaci Velasquez would be a voice of one of the characters.
This movie is a cross between Aladdin, Harry Potter, and Jason and the Argonauts.
Now, the film is not perfect, but it is not bad either and you can use it with your children as an introduction for some themes.
The movie begins with a sad and bitter child that did not get anything for Christmas and steals a star from a public Christmas tree and hides in cafeteria that was about to close. The clerk who seems to know him tells him that he must return the star and that he still can get a present because it is January the 5th and Christmas is not over yet and asks him if he wants to hear the story. The boy says that he would if it has action and beautiful girls.
That is the key. This version of the Wise Men is targeted to this kids’ generation that expects something similar to a movie based on Harry Potter and Star Wars. So this version is not from the Bible, it was something made up by the clerk (who is the voice of the writer) to keep the child’s attention.
Now the handsome warrior named Tobias and the sexy rebel named Sarah are versions of Tobias and Sarah from the book of Tobit (or Tobias) who fought together against a demon. Parents could use the fictional characters as reference for talking about the Biblical ones.
About light versus darkness, it is not that wrong either.
Before Jesus, there was no Christianity and the Wise Men were not from Israel, so they were not Jewish. Then, who were they? We could guess they were very educated people, they studied the stars and they were very open minded to believe the existence of a pure light that represents all the good things in the universe and inside people’s heart.
I told to my daughter, the Wise Men were followers of the light and when they met Jesus, they realized he was the true light of love.
The message of Jesus is for everybody, and that is what the Wise Men represent, that Jesus welcomes any person from any culture or race.
Another reason I like this film is because it is not about Santa. Do not get me wrong, I am not a Santa’s hater, but in any version of a story of the Wise Men, books or movie, Jesus is mentioned or appeared in a way or the other, something that you do not see in a film about Santa when Christmas would “disappear” if Santa does not deliver the gifts on time.