Most critics and distractors didn’t spare the Christian movie, the Passion of the Christ as they criticized it with a lot of words, terming it pornographic and full of arduous 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. Such makes the movie enjoyable by itself since it decorates it with emotions that the person watching will not avoid, hence getting more the subject. Since most people have an idea of what the movie is about, they will not get distracted reading the subtitles. Instead, you will find yourself getting all your attention drawn on the visual images on your screen, and time after time, you will find unfolding events that will captivate your attention more.
The Passion of the Christ puts together the four accounts in the New Testament Gospels to develop a vivid and top portrayal of the persecutions that Christ faced till He was crucified. It has been termed a must watch for all people by the most devoted Christians but minors should not watch the movie. Often in the film, passion is decorated with more violence, making the passion violent. It is crucial that children who are 16 and 17 years should get to know what the film entails before they can watch it.
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 figure gives a message that there is no way one can clean out the sins of the whole world, that it is too much and impossible. When this fail to work, we see Judas coming and selling him to the Temple guards.
After he is capture, he is taken to face the high priest while in chains. The leading priests and teachers of the law keep asking him questions which he affirms that he is indeed the Son of God. They hit him, mock him, spit on him etc. There being a judge call Pilate, they take him to him hoping that he was going to be killed there.
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. This movie as not made it to the top among the Christian movies but as a whole. The film illustrates and reviews that Jesus is the Biblical Messiah and if you believe that, then you will understand the passion of God.