Two hours of unending brutality. So much brutality that the `shock value` of it becomes tedious rather than eye opening. Christ`s life and death was so much more than just the brutality of what he endured those last 12 hours. The resurrection could have been showcased more, as without that, the crucifixion is nothing more than brutality.
A MUST SEE MOVIE OF 2004. It was beautiful, powerful, moving, touching and thought-provoking. It definitely lives up to its hype and personally I think the controversies surrounding the film will only encourage and provoke a larger audience. Its graphics and sensitive nature were not senseless like other movies out there so no one should shy away from it, but we should face head on.
I love it. It really touched my heart. It was a life changing movie.
Extremely thought provoking - but remember in those days they crucified people on a regular basis, so the "violence" is not over-rated. Religion aside, it`s still a great production ... although reading subtitles isn`t my preference
Mel , it needs power faith and passion to decide to play a movie like this , let god give you his blessings for every dormant or forgotten christian you wake him or her god bless you
What makes us more upset as a society here? The bloody, macabre gore of perverted horror flicks and brutal serial killer / rapist films or the scourging and crucifixion of this loving man Jesus ? Strange. If this movie can cause one person to say` "how sick of a film and a bad flick" while another person says,"the most amazing film I have seen," and this person claims to be deeply `moved,` I have to ask myself, " is there more involved here than just another film ?", this is something beyond my comprehension. My conclusion: Jesus must have really been just like the man portrayed in the film, gone through what was shown, and died how the film
Amazing! Everyone should see this movie with an open mind and heart. Religion aside, it makes you want to be a better person. Bravo to Mel Gibson!!!
My father was tortured and killed because of his political and religious beliefs. I never knew my father since he died a few days before I was born. Watching this masterpiece brought tears in my eyes, something I never did before. I can`t explain the pain I felt in my heart. I believe my dad was chosen by God to suffer for his people has Jesus suffered for all man kind, Jews, Christians, Muslims, etc.
Alot of people complained about how graphic and violent this movie was. What Mel was trying to emphasis was Jesus`s sacrifice for our sins. I believe he had to remind us christians how much Jesus sacrificed for us. Jesus had the power to stop what was happening to him, and he didn`t. After seeing this movie and probably the most accurate account of what happened, would you have given in and stopped what was happening, if you were in his shoes? Bravo Mel for a job well done.
It moved me to emotion in respect of my part in what put Jesus on the cross!