“Why would ‘Jesus’ look any different -physically- than his Jewish colleagues???”
I thought those playing Jews in the film looked generally the same. Very few were actually Jews either.
His masterpiece, Passion of the Christ will outlive all the Gibson haters, as it should.
I hope the years of counseling have helped the man. His movies were wonderful.
I watched that movie with my wife, my pastor and his wife, and a bunch of church leaders. For some reason, I was the only one that didn’t like it. I felt like a disgusting voyeur watching a realistic and lifelike re-enactment of what happened to my Lord and Savior.
Then, the next year I saw a church “musical” about the death and resurrection of Jesus. I had the same reaction.
I understand the singing Christmas tree thing, but turning his death and resurrection into entertainment is just too much.
Kinda reminds me of ancient Rome. Revelling in the pain and suffering of others. And now we have Hunger Games. We really are like ancient rome, except the gladiators are in 3-D on the big screen and, in the end, they’re not really dead. But we see more “blood”, and more close up than anyone in those ancient events.
Even more than those who actually tortured Jesus.
The culture in which we live is a gold plated garbage can.
Gee. Every time I post an article without a link it gets pulled.
Mel Gibson is riddled with signs of madness.
The author seems to forget Jesus and the disciples were Jewish also.
He also seems to forget the Hebrew nation WAS a race by God’s Plan. Only after the rejection of Jesus Christ as the Messiah did an Age of Gentiles arise.
The Passion is one of the most amazing movies ever made
it was a sin that it did not get bes picture, but those evil bastards were afraid they would burn if they touced it or something
No matter what else is going on in his personal life, I give him kudos for that movie
I don ‘t get too worked up over Jews playing Kirk and Spock. I tbink it is funny that they played Col. Klink and Sgt. Schulz.
Italians and Jews have portrayed each other in Hollywood movies from the beginning, ask Sonny Corleone.
The movie was filmed in Italy, and Gibson was bankrolling the whole thing. No doubt that after the main stars, he would go for local talent. A Jewess did play the Blessed Virgin Mary. ALebanese friend of mine’s main complaint was the woodeness of the Aramaic.
I liked Rosalinda Celentano as Satan.
I’m a gentile advocate of the Old Testament, and don’t believe in Satan, considering it an abstraction of the human mind. But evil can be very seductive.