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.
I didn't like it either, for the same reason. If I remember correctly, the film also didn't mention the Resurrection.
Having the actors speak Aramaic made it realistic, but in the scenes in which Latin was spoken, it was not classical Latin but liturgical Latin, which almost certainly would not have been spoken at the time.