I’ve seen both the original and the latest version of this movie and if I’m honest, I didn’t really get it at first. I read that the original wasn’t very well received until some foreigner in the movie industry fell in love with it. It was because of him that the original didn’t fade into anonymity. (If I remember the story correctly.) I thought the second was better. It had more depth to its dialogue and more comedy and even more memorable characters (although I’m sorry, as much as I love Denzel, he wasn’t Yul Brenner). Even still, I found myself wondering why this movie has been so beloved through time and I think it’s because it’s the story of Christ.