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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'm not sure why they spend the whole movie torturing the easter bunny... Seems a bit excessive.
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).
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.
—No es que lo hubieras visto, güey. Te lo perdiste.
—Llegué al cine, habíamos quedado de ir a ver el estreno de “La Pasión de Cristo”. La última función y el cabrón llega en una túnica blanca, con una barba café larga y una corona de paja, según de espinas…
—¿Y nomás? ¿De puras ondas?
—Sí, se le botó gacho al cabrón. Y luego se me queda viendo como sacado de onda. Como si yo fuera el que la estaba cagando. Le dije: “no mames, Aníbal, ¿qué pedo?” Y me dice el güey: “eres un ojete, cabrón. Quedamos en irnos disfrazados a los estrenos de las películas“. Le digo: “pues sí, cabrón, pero yo hablaba de mamadas como…
Clearly, I hate myself.
A large part of the value of this film is its play on Christian beliefs. As a Christian, this filmed evoked emotions about my faith.
For those not of the Christian faith, I imagine this movie will be no more than three stars at best.
Time Written: Feb. 1, 2014 @ 12:54 PM-1:26 PM
I tend to avoid films that deal heavily with religion, mainly cause I feel that it will definitely be either 2 things. Either the film will be preachy, or the film will embarrass the story around it. Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ is actually a mix of both. Some Christians may find it horrible, though the overly religious will call it a masterpiece in cinema. The rest of the people will call it a terrible film, with little redeeming values. As you might have noticed from my score, I wasn't very fond of this film. It literally felt like a mix of torture porn and religious propaganda. Instead of focusing…
Movie a Day - Day 49
Watched this again in light of its 10th anniversary. When it came out I basically felt obligated to see it, and I almost felt obligated to like it too (as best described in the classic South Park parody, The Passion of the Jew). It felt pretty powerful at the time, and it sounds dumb, but I think that I felt I would be a bad person if I didn't think it was good? I dunno. Anyway, watching it again, I found that almost nothing I remembered about it held true. It's very gory, yes, but it's hardly the most violent thing I've ever seen, and I don't know if I'm just somehow even more…
I'm a non-believer in Christian theology, although I do think the basics of what Jesus taught are valuable ("don't be dicks to each other," etc.), so a lot of the weight of this is probably lost on me. Not that seeing a man whipped with hooks for 40 minutes doesn't make me feel anything, I just think he seems like a decent dude getting a raw deal, and not a magical son of God.
On the other hand, I'm a firm believer in/sucker for boldly visual, violent, heart-on-its-sleeve, borderline silly (or over the edge silly, in some instances) filmmaking, so a lot of this is made just for me.
Mel Gibson and team do a great job merging the epic,…
Este é um filme para ser assistido apenas uma vez. O impacto provocado pelo realismo que se tentou criar neste filme é o bastante para ultrapassar o limite da dor, do sofrimento e do amor. Afinal para aqueles que creem no sacrifício de Cristo ver o seu sofrimento duas vezes seria quase como um ato de heresia.
This is a movie to be watched only once. The impact caused by the realism that it has tried to create on this film is enough to exceed the threshold of pain, suffering and love. After all for those who believe in Christ's sacrifice, see his suffering twice would be almost an act of heresy.
The film lacks the full plot and character development that could have made the film’s impact far more meaningful, rather than a flat, hollow, emotionally manipulative climax.
The Passion of the Christ sometimes feels melodramatic and a little tasteless - largely due to Mel Gibson's abusive use of slow-motion - but it's difficult to argue with the visceral power of the film's second half, a testament (sorry) to Jim Cavaziel's performance as Jesus.
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