Skip to comments.FR MOVIE REVUE: THE PASSION OF CHRIST (post your comments here)
Posted on 02/24/2004 11:28:50 AM PST by Liz
All the world is waiting for the powerful message in Mel Gibson's ground-breaking film, The Passion of Christ.
Post here your own personal reactions after seeing the film set to open tomorrow, Ash Wednesday. Passion has previewed in some areas.
Also post reviews and pertinent comments from your state and area's newspapers and publications.
I found it interesting.
I came to this thread to read reviews about the film,
Clearly this thread is intended to be not merely a clipbook of reviews, but also discussions of the impressions that Freepers have about those reviews. Many believers have already commented on the public reviews, are you going to complain about them too?
not wade through self-absorbed posts by atheists who supposedly don't give a rip about religion
Where did he say that he "didn't give a rip about religion"? On the contrary, he made it entirely clear that he was quite interested in it.
yet are drawn to religious threads like bears to honey.
No more so than the Christian creationists who swarm into almost every science thread to "explain" how wrong mainstream science is.
And I wasn't aware that film reviews were somehow a "religious" topic, regardless of the subject matter. Should only Southerners be allowed to express opinions on "Gone With The Wind"?
And could some folks be a bit less defensive, please?
I did, and I found nothing "disgusting" about the poster you have attacked.
I'm not going to do it for you!
You're not going to defend your insults either, I see.
I don't find that "obvious" at all. What do you believe he would be "afraid" of?
I don't know if I'd go that far, but I think it's irresponsible. Someone on another thread said he's taking his 6 yr old daughter this weekend (based on seeing it already). I don't care how "mature" or well-schooled in the gospel, no child that age should be watching this film.
Canterbury's position on ordination of women slowed things down considerably, and the more recent USA Episcopal Church "consecration" of a practicing homosexual as "bishop" has effectively killed any hope of reconciliation between the Anglican Communion and the Roman Catholic Church.
BTW I never meant to imply Lewis was a Roman Catholic. Anglican and Catholic beliefs are similar on key issues. Lewis' work is used by Catholics as an example of Catholic teachings. In recent years, the Anglican church--after many years of discussion---reached rapproachment with Rome.
LOL!!! It is the MOST BEAUTIFUL PART!!! He died for us, He KNEW He was going to, and He did so willingly! He LOVED us that much!
While choosing to sacrifice can be a beautiful thing, that doesn't make the actual physical event itself beautiful (consider someone falling on a hand grenade, for example), which I believe was his point, especially if the film's focus seems to be more on the gruesome aspects than on the spiritual ones, as quite a few reviews have asserted.
Where you see UGLINESS.. we see only BEAUTY.
I've read several dozen reviews of the film, and even the most complimentary reviews indicate that the depictions of the violence are indeed not "only beauty".
Since most people on this thread are too kind, I will say it. I wish you weren't here. Basically, you're the turd in the punch bowl, uninvited on this thread. Who cares what a so-called "Godless Athiest" thinks about the The Passion of Christ. I don't and I doubt many others do either.
This movie has touched people of faith in a profound way, please let them bask in its glory. There are too few movies from Hollywood that don't degenerate Christianity, let them enjoy this one.
As a personal side note, I am also fearful of seeing this movie. That says a lot about the power of it.
I've heard that Gibson has said if this movie is a success he may do more movies based on Bible stories. A movie, produced by Gibson, about Christ's life and/or movies based on Old Testament stories would be fascinating.
It does, very much. Thank you again.
I think a retelling of Jesus' life that included Jesus' teachings, done with Hollywood-style production values could make for a fascinating film.
Maybe mel will get message's like this and make a "prequel" so to speak ;-)
Seriously though, If you are interested, check out "The Greatest Story Ever Told" -- It is a great movie which covers much more than just Jesus teachings. Another good one is "Jesus of Nazereth".
Finally, if you can put up with 5 hours worth of movie, "The Gospel According to John" is a magnificent retelling of Jesus life and ministry.
Anything you like. As am I.
It is embarrassing that some are so impertinent as to post inaccuracies which you must then labor to correct. Please, share with us little, unenlightened proles your monumental wisdom and mammoth powers of open-mindedness BEFORE we make such mistakes in front of the whole world.
Oh, puh-lease... When I have a question about someone's post, I ask it. If their reply helps me better understand their position, great, that's how I learn. Or if they find they don't have a good answer and reconsider what they've written, that's fine too. Either way we gain a fuller appreciation of the ideas and views being talked about.
This is called "discussion". Surely you've heard of it.
Basking in your blindingly enlightened presence,
Sighing at your attempt to shut down discussion by being defensive and sarcastic.
Roger Ebert's review said that if it had been anyone besides Jesus depicted on that cross, it would have unquestionably been rated NC-17.
I imagine that the film will bring out the best and the worst in people, much like this thread has done.
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