Monday 14 February 2005

The Passion Of The Christ (Mel Gibson, 2004)

Finally saw this controversial film about the final days of Jesus Christ but I don't see what the fuss was about. Sure the scourging and suffering is brutal and graphic but I think Gibson went a bit over the top with it. I don't see how anyone could stand up after that! The attention to Biblical detail seemed good (I'm no expert) and I was surprised that the film was shot in Latin and Aramaic with English subtitles. Nice touch.

I can certainly see the impact it would have on a Christian audience. Now wouldn't it be really interesting to have other religious stories and texts brought to life on film now that the technology is available? Something from the Koran maybe?

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