So true. The scene was so realistic. Pitt would make a very good Pontius Pilate. Hope they don't make the guy into a hero of some sort.
The scenes that made me sob, though, were the ones where Mary was seeing Jesus as a child. Now that I think about it I sobbed through much of the latter part of the film. Not a movie that is easy to be seen more than once.
Any movie about the last physical day in the life of Christ on earth other than depicted by Mel Gibson would be a disappointment. Mel said and showed it all.
Sheesh, I wish the guy would start directing again.
A lot of people say that scene moved them the most. It did not have quite the effect on me that it did on some because I had seen it done memorably in King Vidor's silent WWI epic The Big Parade. There is a scene in which John Gilbert returns home after having lost a leg in the war. As his mother sees him take halting steps with crutches and one leg, she has a flashback of her son as a baby taking his first steps. Very powerful.
But, the scene in Passion of the Christ is still moving, regardless. What really gets me is the end of the scene, where Jim Caviezel as Christ says "See, mother, I make all things new". Hearing his voice break with the pain of the agony that is occurring is truly overwhelming.