Originally posted by justapilgrim32:
Well i had the good fortune of going and seeing the film this past week end. As a Christian i was rightly moved. My final assessment is that this is as powerfully effective a piece of film as has ever been shot. The thing that I think is being missed with all this "anti-semitism" talk is that this is a film for Christians, depicting the torturous death our accepted Saviour. It's not an apologetic piece, it cuts no corners, it assesss no blame. It pretty much systematically details the last 12 hours of Christ's life. Nuthing more, nuthing less. If you read into that "anti-semitism", then i suspect that you consider the New Testament to be anti-semitic and in actuality hold a disdain for Christianity. Not my place to determine. All I can say is that, as a Christian, i am proud of Gibson and his super strong convictions to make this film. It's powerfully effective.
"A film for Christians", man you are severely limited! It's great that you were moved, lots of people were. Hell, I was moved too. I'll get the dvd in a minute, it's a good, maybe great piece of film.
But to say, this movie is for Christians, well, might as well pour holy water before the church entrance of movie room one as well. Anyone with at least a smidge of vested interest should be able to see this movie, w/o being under Christian scrutiny. I believe in Christ, and I believe that he'd not have such a heavy condescending hand against people who were critics. Dude was benevolent. Beside's there's always Revelations for the smiting of sinners right?
Can't believe how many snobbish church goers are quick to snub anyone with a diferring opinion or someone that looks different. It's like an evil trinity of Church, PTA, and Home Owners Association.