The Mel Gibson’s movie was first criticized by distractors and critics, painting it with a lot of dirty words. As for the Christian community and many free thinkers, the movie deserves no criticism.
The filming of the movie was done in Aramaic, though with English subtitles. Such makes the movie enjoyable by itself since it decorates it with emotions that the person watching will not avoid, hence getting more the subject. Many people are probably familiar with the story-line and hence reading the subtitles won’t distract you at all. On the contrary, you will keep paying more attention and the more you will do, the more you get to realize important unfolding turns on the movie.
This film combine the four accounts of the New Testament Gospels to develop the most vivid and powerful show of all the events that took place before and after the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Though most evangelical Christians advice people that it is a must watch movie, parents shouldn’t let their young children watch this. This is because the passion sometimes is violent in the film. This calls for explanation to 16 years old before they can watch the movie.
On the onset of the film, we meet Jesus Christ (James Caviezel) at the Gethsemane garden praying that His Father the King should take Him through the misfortunes about to face Him. There is a satanic figure lurking in the shadows, making the series of the temptations and doubts vivid. The satanic figure gives out a message that the thing about one man bearing the sin of the world is too much and impossible. When this fail to work, we see Judas coming and selling him to the Temple guards.
Jesus is chained and taken to the high priest to judge him. There are several people we meet, the Pharisees and leading priests who question him if he is the Son of God and he did tell them that he is. When they heard this, they mock him in contempt, hit him and spit on him. They lead him to the King, Pilate, to be killed.
Pilate find Jesus innocent but still ordered him to be whipped. This was an opening of a lack of empathy page, where Jesus is brutally beaten. This will continue and if you can make it through these scenes, crucifixion will not be much.
Mel Gibson’s use of flashback is creative and it takes the audience back to the life of Jesus as a kid. This movie as not made it to the top among the Christian movies but as a whole. The film illustrates and reviews that Jesus is the Biblical Messiah and if you believe that, then you will understand the passion of God.