When it was first released, The Passion of the Christ movie met a lot of criticisms as an anti- Semitic horror flick/ pornography with a lot of splattering blood and torture. But among the Christian community and many open-minded people who have seen the video, they don’t hold the same view with the critics and distractors.
The filming of the movie was done in Aramaic, though with English subtitles. With this language, it enhances how one enjoys this movie, since that creates emotional auras of mystery and sacredness to the subject. Some people may think that subtitle’s will distract one as he/she watch the movie, but the truth is, that won’t since most people are vaguely familiar with the story-line. On the contrary, you will keep paying more attention and the more you will do, the more you get to realize important unfolding turns on the movie.
This film combine the four accounts of the New Testament Gospels to develop the most vivid and powerful show of all the events that took place before and after the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. It has been termed a must watch for all people by the most devoted Christians but minors should not watch the movie. This is because the passion sometimes is violent in the film. Those who are 16 years old can watch the movie after they have understood what the movie is all about.
It is clear from the start that there are bad things about to happen, as Jesus of Nazareth prays at the Garden of Gethsemane that he may be delivered by God, His Father. In the shadows, is a satanic image that gives a lot of temptations and doubts. The satanic figure gives out a message that the thing about one man bearing the sin of the world is too much and impossible. All these temptations didn’t make Jesus give in, and the disciple Judas arrives to betray him to the many guards.
After he is capture, he is taken to face the high priest while in chains. There are several people we meet, the Pharisees and leading priests who question him if he is the Son of God and he did tell them that he is. When they heard this, they mock him in contempt, hit him and spit on him. They lead him to the King, Pilate, to be killed.
Though Pilate finds no fault in him, he had him hit with a whip. Here, we find a lot of brutality by the Roman soldiers. This will continue and if you can make it through these scenes, crucifixion will not be much.
Flashback used in the movie is amazing, how Jesus was a toddler and all the happenings then. overall, the film is rank one of the greatest ever made. It is not a must that you become a Christian to believe that Jesus of Nazareth was the Messiah sent to the world, you may do, and the movie will make sense to you about the Passion of God.