It’s not that common that we (Alex and I) watched movie, but The Passion of the Christ is different. Alex fetched me around 5:30 pm in the afternoon and we came at SM Marilao around 6:30pm. We didn’t ate anymore coz we’re kinda full already. We went to cinema 4 and watched the movie in its mid part already. With tears beaming in our eyes, the movie ended around 9:00 pm. We went home, bought some food at KFC. The night ended but that movie will remain in our hearts, and it’s lesson will always bring us to Him.
A Summary of The Passion of the Christ by Brian Hughes
Seeing The Passion of The Christ will not be your typical “dinner and a movie” outing. This film is an experience that will push you to the edge of your emotional seat as you are confronted with the events that took place 2,000 years ago. Jesus (Jim Caviezel) is found in the Garden of Gethsemane praying to His heavenly Father, knowing the dreadful task that is before Him. Satan (Rosalinda Celentano) tells Jesus that “one man cannot pay for the sins of all mankind,” but The Passion of The Christ is an epic portrayal of Christ’s doing just that through His obedience to His Father, God. The events that lead up to the crucifixion are evidence that mankind is indeed depraved, and Jesus is uniquely qualified to pay for the sins of others. He willingly takes the punishment that He did not deserve in order to offer forgiveness to mankind, which we do not deserve.
Mel Gibson presents an adult depiction of what the Bible says about the events leading up to the crucifixion in The Passion of The Christ. Police brutality is extreme as soldiers appear to take joy in inflicting enormous pain while attempting to demoralize Jesus. This reviewer feels that children of any age should not see this film. The harshness of the crucifixion and the scourging scenes in all of their gruesome reality are too intense for a child’s mind to process. Even the children in the film have their eyes turned away by their parents as they witness the torturous events that Christ endures. One scene portrays children as demons who torment Judas Iscariot after his betrayal of Jesus, pushing him to the point of committing suicide. Satan’s character holds an infant demon-child and smiles as Christ approaches death. Throughout, beautiful flashbacks correlate the life Jesus lived and the message he preached with the pain He willingly suffers, showing His great love.