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…
La única película que conozco en el género Sacro-Gore.
Imaginemos que alguien no conoce la historia de Jesús , su muerte y resurrección. La película no se esfuerza por incluir narrativamente a "no iniciados" (je).
Supongo que alguien le encontrará encanto a ver cómo le ponen una infame putiza a su deidad favorita. Hay de todo en la viña del señor (je).
I'm not sure why they spend the whole movie torturing the easter bunny... Seems a bit excessive.
The only merit of this terrible film is Jim Caviezel's performance as Jesus. Other than that, this is one of the worst films I've ever seen. The overly excessive violence obscures whatever message Mel Gibson was attempting to deliver. Historical, or at least biblical, accuracy is tampered with to the point that the film's plot is unrecognisable in comparison to biblical accounts.
I don't have much of any kind of faith so I'm not going to comment on the content, but it is pretty well made... just not for someone like me.
Bible story+action movie director=violent/exploitative morally ambiguous gorefest.
Finally a realistic Jesus movie. People need to get over the fact that the Roman Empire was not all "sunshine and lollipops;" it was brutal. Their capital punishment even more so.
Caviezel was a very good Jesus. At least Pilate attempted to grow a pair in this film.
The story maintains its draw, but director Mel Gibson indulges in too many slow motion shots. He uses graphic violence and gore to render immediate what’s become dry text to many – Jesus’s suffering for humanity’s sins. The problem is the extent to which the film dwells on that pain. By focusing on this part of the Jesus story, the film lacks balance and dimension.
Christian torture porn. No thanks. (It was shot well though)
El realismo del filme hace que la experiencia sea intense, en especial para los creyentes. La violencia grafica tiene el proposito de mostrar como pudo haber sido el sufrimiento genuine de un Jesus que se sacrifice por la humanidad. El que el lenguaje sea arameo hace mas interesante el film.
First published in Calgary's ffwd Magazine.
In recent years, a number of historians, artists and theologians have worked to demystify the divinity of Christ, thereby strengthening the power of his sacrifice by removing it from the realm of divine omnipotence. Their works often focus on Christ’s internal struggle –- the very human struggle between sacrifice and the temptation to forsake his Father and humanity.
Mel Gibson’s The Passion of The Christ succeeds in subverting their work and re-mystifying the mythology of Jesus.
There has been a lot of pre-release discussion about the ultra-violence of Gibson’s film. It is Gibson’s most powerful tool in diverting attention away from Christ’s difficult and meaningful inner struggle. From the moment Christ (Jim Cavaziel) is…
Passion of the Christ is actually an average film with good acting. I enjoyed the film, but didn't think it was a masterpiece. Jim Caviezel portrays Jesus Christ, and gives us a great performance. However the film is very violent as it shows the final hours in the life of Jesus Christ.. Compared to Gibson's Braveheart, The Passion of the Christ, this film is not as great as that one. Passion of the Christ plays out like a two hours torture flick more than anything. The film doesn't offer anything new in terms of telling is Jesus Christ's final hours, as we've all heard what happened a million time over. The cast do a great job, and the film is…
I am a non-believer of Christ and God etc; but I wanted to watch this regardless as it is a depiction of a recorded event that, according to the bible 'happened'. The figure of Jesus is important worldwide,and the film is brutal in showing his crucifixion. While I feel that having no faith or belief in Jesus/God the story shows humans mistreating another in a vile, torturous and inhuman way. There are not many more horrid stories than that of his crucifixion and the things that led up to it (such as the whipping and carrying of the cross). But it is all quite an easy excuse to generate an audience shocker.
The film just stretches things out, and feels…