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.
2 Corinthians 3:17-19
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
After all the time and work they've put in marginalizing Christians, they're going berserk that its all for naught.
This is true. My direct ancestor was a minister and owned two houses in Charlestown, MA. The Brits burned him out.
I was not being defensive about anything. I couldn't care less that others hold different views. I responded to the flames you diligently posted to several people. You seemed offended that they disagreed with your point of view, so you had to set them straight. The air of smug superiority snorted by some atheists (as if theirs is the only "intellectual" viewpoint) annoys me.
Believe what you will, but please don't lord it over the rest of us as if you are the only enlightened one and we believers are too backward and unsophisticated to understand. It gets under my craw for some reason.
But, I've slept since then.
I base it on what I have read on some of the previous Passion review threads of FR. Why? You'd have to ask the people who engage in this sort of "review".
I believe CS Lewis once held that position. Then he actually looked into the facts.
My point exactly. Thank you for your support.
Have a little respect. This thread was about those who have gone to the movie and their reviews. Go crap all over your own thread.
Here are some snippets....
"Blood splatters. Skin rips open. Eyes swell shut. Gibson's thesis is that Jesus suffered for people's sins, and his focus is on the suffering.
The relentless brutality is likely to put off many viewers, but it also gives the film a haunting power. The images are difficult to get out of your mind. You will leave the theater feeling emotionally exhausted and probably will spend the next few hours processing what you've witnessed."
"People who think this R-rated movie should be shown to children as part of their religious education should first see the movie and then give the question serious thought. The imagery is challenging enough for adults. This is one Sunday-school teacher who's not showing it to his students. If you do, good luck in dealing with the nightmares."
"Jim Caviezel ("The Count of Monte Cristo") plays Jesus. His specialty is playing quiet but powerful figures, which means he's excellently cast here. His also is the only face likely to be recognized by American viewers. Unlike many star-studded religious movies, Gibson's production went the opposite direction, casting actors from Italy (where the movie was shot) and Eastern Europe, an approach that keeps the focus on the story rather than the people enacting it."
"The word "Passion" is fitting for the title. Even if you didn't know that Gibson sunk $25 million of his own money into the project when no one else would back it, his fervor for the subject matter is evident. Regardless of how you feel about the movie's message, you're certain to leave the movie feeling something about the movie itself."
Snotty personal attack, ten yard penalty.
Why is it so hard to comprehend what the point of this thread WAS?
I understand just fine what the point of this thread is. Go vent your wrath on the people who started the personal attacks, not me.
I frankly don't want to have to trudge through posts about why people are not going to go to this movie nor about posts defending others who post about not going to this movie.
How about people who complain about people who... Oh, never mind.
Have a little respect. This thread was about those who have gone to the movie and their reviews.
Look, son, as I tried to say succinctly in my last post (which was apparently too subtle), whether you realize it or not, we're on the same side on that point. So stop trying to pick a new fight over it today by jumping on one of YESTERDAY'S posts and, you know, talk about the movie or something. Or if you feel you must post to "hear yourself type", as you've done several times now and only added to the noise ratio, go after some of the folks who *started* the gripefest and dragged it off topic.
Go crap all over your own thread.
If I ever need that done, I'll sure know who to call.
(If anyone else feels the sudden urge to take some shots at me, I suggest FreepMail.)
We now return you to your regularly scheduled thread.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.