Under the banner of heaven (2022)

Created by Dustin Lance Black

Starring Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Daisy Edgar Jones, Wyatt Russell

This is a recently released mini-series based on a book with the same name written by Jon Krakauer. I was drawn to it because of Andrew Garfield because I’m a fan of his work and then I realized that this had a good cast.

The story is centered around police detective Jeb Pyre as he tries to solve a murder of a woman and a baby. He has to overcome his faith and church as the killers seem to have acted because of divine revelation and belonged to the church Pyre is a part of.

I have to say that this was such a good series although I wanted a bit more at the end and I’ll explain that later. To me is unbelievable that is based on true events. The show is intriguing in so many ways because you get the suspense as they try to solve the murder while he battles his faith and beliefs as the investigation takes him deep into the history of the church. It also serves as an example of the danger of following and believing men and their “revelations” blindly, every prophecy has to be aligned to the bible and most of the time it is not or it just takes a part out of context.

The thing that let me down was the end, I expected something bigger or more dramatic, but it did not ruin the series in my opinion. The series is interesting and each episode had something good to see.

The performances are amazing. Russell, who played the new Captain America on Falcon and the Winter Soldier, does a great job as Dan and Sam Worthington same as Ron, the two false prophets who use faith for their desires, even if they believe in what they are doing. Andre is amazing also as his character struggles to do what is right under a lot of pressure. Daisy Edgar-Jones was also great as was all the cast really.

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