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. This is not the case with the Christian community and other right-minded people.
The actors did the movie in original Aramaic, with a little English as subtitles. That alone develops the film’s enjoyment and make the person emotional which will direct the 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.
The main things in the movie are the accounts of the New Testament Gospel that narrate the events that happened to the time Christ was crucified. Though most evangelical Christians advice people that it is a must watch movie, parents shouldn’t let their young children watch this. Though passion forms the main theme, there may be violence in the film that will make it look otherwise. This calls for explanation to 16 years old before they can watch the movie.
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. There is a satanic figure lurking in the shadows, making the series of the temptations and doubts vivid. The satanic figure gives out a message that the thing about one man bearing the sin of the world is too much and impossible. When this fail to work, we see Judas coming and selling him to the Temple guards.
Jesus is chained and taken to the high priest to judge him. Jesus answers the questions of the leading priest and Pharisees and he told them that he is the promised Messiah. This led to his mocking, hitting and spitting on him. They then take him to Pilate, to be killed.
Though Pilate finds no fault in him, he had him hit with a whip. This was an opening of a lack of empathy page, where Jesus is brutally beaten. All these happen until the crucifixion.
Mel Gibson’s use of flashback is creative and it takes the audience back to the life of Jesus as a kid. 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.