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The Passion of the Christ
By his wounds, we were healed.
"The Passion of the Christ" is a film about the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus. Director Mel Gibson received much criticism from critics and audiences for his explicit depiction of and focus on violence and on christs suffering, especially on the part of the jewish community. The films languages are Arabic, Latin and Hebrew and its actors are laymen which was controversially received as well.
The Jesus Christ Chainsaw Massacre.
Not as good as the book...
The Passion of the Christ was always bound to be a project to divide audiences and despite being an atheist myself I was actually fairly interested in the idea of the film, considering I thoroughly enjoy and connect to stories that thematically relate to faith. I do not want to go into the religious aspect behind Mel Gibson's directorial debut as it's frankly lost on me, but the huge problem I have with it is that I don't for a second believe in its intentions. Judged purely as a movie I think it doesn't succeed and in many ways downright fails miserably. Describing the last days and primarily focusing on the torture and execution of Jesus Christ it is a…
Forgive them, Father. They know not what they do.
This film has been hanging over my head for the longest time. I've always had a desire to see it, just to see how violent it really does get. I wish I could go back in time and strangle that little jerk who put that thought into my head. Or just slap Mel Gibson for making this film (and some other things). It's not the many biblical inconsistencies that really even bother me about the film. Sure, I can forget that Simon was more willing to carry Jesus' cross than this film says. Sure, I can forget the gratuitous use of slow motion. What I can't forgive, is the constant unflinching…
Mel Gibson’s adaptation of the spiciest chapter in the popular novel entitled ‘The Holy Bible’ made somewhat of a buzz a decade ago. I am not much of a reader myself and have as such only read bits and pieces of it, but judging from what I’ve just seen I think his take was quite faithful (pun intended) to the source material. Okay joking aside, I hope I didn’t insult anybody with this jokey opener, but if so forgive me for trying to lighten the mood a little after what must be one of the most horrific films that I ever endured. I respect Mel Gibson as a film-maker; his vision is grand and his productions are epic. Just like…
I am not a Christian. If I had to describe my spirituality I would say that I'm an optimistic agnostic. I have been known to call out Christian filmmakers for making some of the worst pieces of trash of all time. One of my most used tags on letterboxd is "Christianity is the Uwe Boll of religions" because of how many horrendous Christian films have come out in recent years. That being said, I really respected this film.
I use the word respected because I got absolutely no enjoyment out of this film. It is a harrowing experience that shocked me, disturbed me, and even brought me to tears. The Passion is often called a horror film and torture porn…
Immensely graphic, but the digital effects were amazing. Interesting film to analyze.
A controversial, but impressive, retelling of the crucifixion from director Mel Gibson.
Okay, so I get that people hate Christian movies.
I get that.
But why all the hate for this? Maybe it's depicting the graphic crucifixion of Christ because that's how it's supposed to happen. Jesus's death was not cute or sweet, it was violent and undignified, like the ones killing him wanted it to be. Finally instead of preaching to people through fictional movies, there is a movie about JUST Jesus and what his love means as a whole, and I guess it still isn't ever good enough.
extremely intense, very heavy subject matter, and relatively hard to get through... it focuses more on the brutal treatment of jesus than anything else but a great film nonetheless.
assignment for a linguistic course.
Decided to give this a go after reading an article about it having never planned to watch it. I believe Gibson is a better director than he is a person and even an actor. The cinematography and music were good and the only thing stopping it from being a film that I would recommend was the narrowness of its subject matter. I found myself wanting the story to continue which surprised me. All that suffering and no pay off. Maybe the intention was that you would go read the bible after.
The same story that you've heard a million times only this time, more bloody.
I can't say I like this movie, but it is decent enough. The final act is harrowing and gruesome stuff, but it isn't emotional and feels really dull along the way. But, it is an important story to be told, just wish it was more emotional and didn't rely on blood and gore to tell a story.
The Gospel According to Matthew>The Passion of the Christ>The Last Temptation of Christ
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