I was watching the trailer for the movie that came out in Feb of this year called Son of God [ www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcIXCok9HPg
During the trailer they are going over Matthew 26:63-64
" 63 But Jesus remained silent. The high priest said to him, “I charge you under oath by the living God: Tell us if you are the Messiah, the Son of God.” 64 “You have said so,” Jesus replied. “But I say to all of you: From now on you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.”
However in the trailer they ask him "are you the son of God", and the Jesus in the movie replies, "I am." That right there makes me not want to watch it. Does this really happen in the movie or is that just the way the trailer was put together?
Also, do they force Jesus up on the cross like they do in the Mel Gibson movie or does he go up willingly as we confess in the Orthodox Church?
We confess that Christ willingly accepted death not because we want everyone to know that the Cross was already set up and Jesus simply climbed Golgotha, found a latter, climbed on it, set himself on the Cross, and only asked for the soldiers to hammer in the nails because he wouldn't have been able to do them all himself. We confess that Christ willingly accepted death because we believe that even when it looked like he wasn't in control, he was. St John Chrysostom alludes to this in his anaphora which you use--"on the night in which he was given up, or rather gave himself up...". It's not one or the other. It was both. But he was always in control.
I would say the movie is probably harmless enough to watch. There are some genuinely odd parts, but any fairly well catechised Orthodox would probably pick up on those, shrug, and move on.