Most critics and distractors didn’t spare the Christian movie, the Passion of the Christ as they criticized it with a lot of words, terming it pornographic and full of arduous torture. As for the Christian community and many free thinkers, the movie deserves no criticism.
The actors did the movie in original Aramaic, with a little English as 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. Since most people have an idea of what the movie is about, they will not get distracted reading the subtitles. Instead, you will find yourself getting all your attention drawn on the visual images on your screen, and time after time, you will find unfolding events that will captivate your attention more.
The main things in the movie are the accounts of the New Testament Gospel that narrate the events that happened to the time Christ was crucified. It is important to note that children should not watch the movie at all even if most evangelical Christians advice everybody to. Though passion forms the main theme, there may be violence in the film that will make it look otherwise. This calls for explanation to 16 years old before they can watch the movie.
The film begins in the Garden of Gethsemane, where we meet Jesus of Nazareth, praying to his Father to deliver him through the events that awaits him. In the shadows, is a satanic image that gives a lot of temptations and doubts. This figure says that no man can bear all the sins of the world, something that is impossible. All these temptations didn’t make Jesus give in, and the disciple Judas arrives to betray him to the many guards.
He is then lead by the guard in chains to meet the high priest. 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. This led to his mocking, hitting and spitting on him. There being a judge call Pilate, they take him to him hoping that he was going to be killed there.
Though Pilate finds no fault in him, he had him hit with a whip. 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. overall, the film is rank one of the greatest ever made. It is not a must that you become a Christian to believe that Jesus of Nazareth was the Messiah sent to the world, you may do, and the movie will make sense to you about the Passion of God.