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. But among the Christian community and many open-minded people who have seen the video, they don’t hold the same view with the critics and distractors.
The whole film was done in the original Aramaic 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. Some people may think that subtitle’s will distract one as he/she watch the movie, but the truth is, that won’t since most people are vaguely familiar with the story-line. 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.
The Passion of the Christ puts together the four accounts in the New Testament Gospels to develop a vivid and top portrayal of the persecutions that Christ faced till He was crucified. Though most evangelical Christians advice people that it is a must watch movie, parents shouldn’t let their young children watch this. Often in the film, passion is decorated with more violence, making the passion violent. It is crucial that children who are 16 and 17 years should get to know what the film entails before they can watch it.
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. One can see a satanic figure in the shadows casting a lot of doubts and temptations. 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.
He is then lead by the guard in chains to meet the high priest. The leading priests and teachers of the law keep asking him questions which he affirms that he is indeed the Son of God. They hit him, mock him, spit on him etc. They lead him to the King, Pilate, to be killed.
Though Pilate finds no fault in him, he had him hit with a whip. Here, we find a lot of brutality by the Roman soldiers. If you don’t stop the movie at that position, you won’t till he is crucified.
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. The film illustrates and reviews that Jesus is the Biblical Messiah and if you believe that, then you will understand the passion of God.