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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…
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…
I'm not sure why they spend the whole movie torturing the easter bunny... Seems a bit excessive.
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…
Even though I'm not Christian, I enjoyed this movie a lot.
If you are able to look past the fact that Mel Gibson probably made this as a love letter to Christianity and just to be anti-Semitic, you'll see this is actually a really good film.
I'm not going to bother explaining the plot, because if you don't know it regardless of if your a Christian or not, I really think there is something wrong with you and your family. I'm an atheist and I think this film is great.
Anyway you can tell how much Mel really cared about this because of the amount of effort put into making this film. The sets, costumes, score, makeup, cinematography and acting are amazing. From a production side this is amazing. I also…
Can you watch it without preconceived notions?
We watch Polanski films and Woody Allen films and base them on their own merits.
Based on its own merits, this film is outstanding. Hardly a misstep in the entire film.
Caviezel's performance is wonderful and deserved an Oscar nomination. From direction and cinematography and performances and score, this is high level film making.
That it is delivered by a flawed man is kind of appropriate. I wish to see more movies by this flawed man.
The most horrifically violent (in both graphicness and intent) film I've ever watched. Gross in every respect. I just don't understand it. And yeah, it's super fucking anti-Semitic.
So, I'm agnostic. I legitimately have no clue if there's a god or not, if religion is true or not. I just go based on the evidence (or lack thereof) I've seen and experienced, and to this point in my life (of which I spent 12 of my 17, almost 18, years as a Christian).
Now, why did I bring this up? Because I feel it's only fair to give my personal standpoint before reviewing a movie with such a subject matter. Because whether we like to admit it or not, we are, on some levels, influenced by our beliefs and can be biased.
All of that being said, I feel that this is simply not that good of a…
I am not a religious man though seeing The Passion of the Christ on release, the experience has always stayed with me. Not least for the fact that my date sobbed for almost the entire run time.
Brutal, unforgiving and utterly compelling, this is intelligent and furious filmmaking. A stunning sensory attack of vicious intent for the mind and eyes, I consider it a crime that Gibson has not been behind the camera in almost a decade.
The Passion Of The Christ (2004) Film Thoughts... I haven't seen this biblical film since it came out back in 2004 (when I had my video store) and pulled it off the shelf for a re-watch. I had bought the Definitive Edition DVD a while back and wanted to see the film with fresh eyes after the controversy over it has been long over. It's definitely a film which most will have a strong opinion on due to the subject matter. That said, when I attended Catholic School in the 1970's, the progression this film takes on the biblical/historical Jesus is what we were taught. Enough said on that.
As a film, it is extremely well done. Nothing is left…
At least it avoided the 'Based on a True Story' tagline.
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