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The Passion of the Christ
I saw it today, but I feel that I don't really have an opinion as such. However, I will make the following points:

1. The imagery and the way it was executed (cinematography, actors, lighting, etc.) was very powerful.

2. It was extremely violent, to the point where I just couldn't watch. The scourging and the crucifixion are, of course, the worst parts.

3. The film itself is not anti-semitic (it portrays the Jewish high priests as the persecutors and not the entire population of Jews), though I can understand why there are worries about it being perceived that way.

4. I walked out of the cinema feeling moved.

That is all.

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From: warholicfactory Date: February 27th, 2004 12:00 am (UTC) (Link)
so Ive heard nothing about it here but that its controversial. How does it compare to Temptation?

normandie_m From: normandie_m Date: February 27th, 2004 03:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's better made than Temptation, though I thought some of the elements (the portrayal of Satan, the musical score, some of the flashbacks) were very similar.
From: sekhet_hetepet Date: February 27th, 2004 02:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Amy and I saw it today. We weren't moved at all by it. Not to say that it wasn't good. I thought it was good. And honestly don't get why there is so much wooha about it.
sergeant_groove From: sergeant_groove Date: February 29th, 2004 10:13 pm (UTC) (Link)


I found ti to be so extremly fundamentalist it was sickeing.

Religion in itself is meant to be a spiritual thing you hold dear to yourself. When religion becomes somthing that you preach in a way that says only one religion may prevail it becomes scary.

God is not going to punish those who do not believe. he will not punish those who do not worship him in the ways set out by churches.
People can choose to worship in a church or outside one.

The Movie portrayed God as filled with hatred for those opposed to him. As someone who will cast his wrath upon those who choose a life that does not fit completly with the cathlic Bible.
The scene when the Second Theif who does not repent has his eye plucked out by a black crow was showing God as though he would create pain for a man who does not cast out his sins.

Whether there is a hell or not It does not change that God is not there to be feared he is there to Love and recieve love from.

From: sekhet_hetepet Date: February 29th, 2004 11:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: ick

hmmmm, interesting point of view. Understandable too. I'm not religious at all, but I took the film in as it's the directors point of view of the tale of Christ. I would have faith in people's faith that they would resist the temptation to think this film is an accurate portrayal of all Christian religions. But then again, the masses are easily swayed....
sergeant_groove From: sergeant_groove Date: March 1st, 2004 02:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: ick

I'm not particularly religious either. I believe in God but not as someone sitting in heaven and watching everyone but as a sort of embodyment of love and goodness.

The reason the movie really upset me with its angry God view was that alot of people who saw it came out scared of God. One Lady was crying.

People shouldnt fear God. That isnt right he isnt there to be feared.
From: sekhet_hetepet Date: March 1st, 2004 04:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: ick

Really?! What if this woman saw an Omen film or something like that, that would mean she would be afraid of the devil too.

That is just scary that somebody and obviously more (as hinted by you) that they would see this film as accurate. Unfortunately no matter what, if a big budget film arrives that is a story from the bible there will be contraversy. It is just unfortunate that some people take it too seriously and who fight tooth and nail that their faith is the "right one" are suddenly a film comes along and because it's in action, not in stories seems more real.

I agree with you. I have always thought the christian god was a figure that was all loving and etc, not vengeful. And it is just sad that people are afraid to live happily in fear of judgement from their god as this film has resulted in many people feeling.
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