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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...
how has alejandro gonzález iñárritu not remade this yet
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…
guys too soon
From a cinematic standpoint, this movie is an interesting effort from Mel Gibson. The violence of the movie is organic and sensible to the story, but at times, too distracting. I must admire the movie's bold symbolisms and characterizations, high production value, and lavish musical score. Of special note, however, is the androgynous actress playing Satan. The portrayal is fresh, unnerving, and genius---of evil as something beautiful and attractive but perverted, which kind of steals the show from time to time. The portrayal of Mother Mary comes in next, with her restrained pain and inspiring strength almost palpable to the viewer.
Bold and audacious, Gibson chooses to highlight both the brutality and the cultural differences between the Jesus and Yeezus era. It's a well constructed film which seems to be created to be intentionally polemic. Probably a good move considering the snoozy mythology and the thoroughly distasteful personal politics of Mr Gibson.
The Passion of the Christ. The story of Jesus' last hours. Controversial. This film was both praised and denounced by the church on release.
Having finally sat down to watch this, I have to say that it had an opportunity to be quite powerful, but squandered it. Much of the film is true to the story as I remember it. Though it took some very awkward liberties with the source materials.
The one that stands out the most is the role of Satan in the film. Often appearing in the background, sometimes as if in a horror film, he just randomly pops up to stare at the audience/Jesus. In one scene a bunch of demonic looking children chase Judas out…
Os juro que he estado toda la película esperando a que alguien mirara a cámara y dijera: "Live from New York, it's Saturday Niiiiiiiiight!".
Contexto sado en el que me gusta ver esta película:
Noche del Viernes Santo, después de la jornada, con hambre y sueño. En pantalla grande y volumen alto.
I was wrong to dismiss this film as anti-Semitic the first time I saw it. The scene where Simon, helping Jesus to carry the cross, courageously yells at the Roman soldiers to stop abusing Jesus, and is then insulted by one of the Romans in a single anti-Semitic slur ("Let's go... Jew!") demonstrates Gibson's sympathy for the Jews who stood up for Jesus (whom, we must remember, was a Jew himself). Yes, Gibson himself has issues with anti-Semitism in real life, but the movie does not reflect this. Caiaphas is portrayed as a villainous rabbi, but many of the other Jews in the movie are decent, dignified people.
Gibson co-wrote the screenplay with Benedict Fitzgerald (who wrote the script for…
Trucs qui me passent par la tête en regardant cette chose :
1- C'est un bon follow-up inversé à Flesh + Blood, avec la figure du corps martyr. Mais évidemment, chez Verhoeven, la souffrance ne mène à rien, il n'y a pas de spiritualité, c'est le fait de résister malgré tout qui importe et qui permet de renverser les relations de pouvoir. Alors que chez Mel c'est par la souffrance que la spiritualité se réveille, aussi en théorie chez ceux qui la regardent ; mais la résistance on s'en fout (en tout cas ici, Braveheart c'est différent).
2- T'as beau rajouter autant de torture porn que tu veux dans ton histoire de Jésus, ça reste une histoire de Jésus, et…
Bloody mess..and where in god's name was monthy pyton?
Decent torture/gore porn if you're into that, but the story is a bit thin.
I saw this in the cinema not long after release sometime in 2004, then later on DVD.
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