The concept of The Young Messiah fits well into a world obsessed with trilogies, prequels, and reboots. Based on Ann Rice’s bestselling novel, Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt, this story of what life may have been like for Jesus at age 7 is kind of like a prequel to Risen. Or more accurately, like fan fiction of the Gospel. Like Smallville, we get to go back and explore what our hero may have been like when He was first discovering His powers, complete with parents who struggle with how much to tell Him about who He really is. This is, of course, one of the reasons the film has been criticized. Some argue vehemently that it is not biblically accurate because Jesus had to have known of His special relationship with God from the beginning.
To me the high point of the film was when Satan was tempting Jesus and became frustrated to the point of exclaiming that the world was chaos and he (Satan) was the prince. My immediate thought was how nothing has changed in 2000 years.