'Passions of The Christ'
The controversial Mel Gibson movie is set for a theatrical release on Feb. 25. No one has seen it yet, but everyone seems to have strong feelings about this film.
What are your thoughts on the film? Will you see it? Will you boycott it? Maybe you think it's just a film, and all this hub-bub is unnecessary. Let us know.
I'll wait until it comes out to the libraries and watch it for free when in the mood. Have no reason to rush out and see it now. Went to catholic school, certainly know the story and how it ends.
People will complain about anything, and I shall hazard a guess that most people who are most enthusiastic for, as weel as those who are complaining against do not realize that Christ was jewish himself.
No reports have ever come down to us that he looked like Mel Gibson
Yes, I will see this movie. I am Roman Catholic and I believe this movie was made for one reason. To show how much he(Jesus) loved us - Period. With all the bloody horror movies and serial killer movies there have been, these so called Boston Globe critics call this movie obscene and anti-semetic(do your writers even know what the word means). They probably never even opened a bible in there whole lives. You should have let your catholic writers review this movie (not Mr. Jacoby or that idiot Carroll). Wow, those guys write trash. How much do you pay them to stir up controversy. Like the pope said "it is what it was". And if the pope doesn't think there is anything wrong with it , than i'm ok with it too.
YES, I'M GOING TO SEE IT ON THURS WITH 3 FRIENDS. IT WILL HAVE SOME HISTORICAL VALUE TO SEE THINGS AS THEY REALLY POSSIBLY WERE.AS FAR AS ANTI-SEMITIC GOES I DON'T BELIEVE THAT IS THE INTENT OF THIS FILM AND HUMANITY HAS A BRUTAL HISTORY OF DESTROYING IT'S OWN.A SPECIFIC RELIGION IS NOT UNIQUE IN THIS ANDTO TURN IT INTO SUCH A THING IS CRAZY. IT'S A FILM BASED ON HISTORICAL FACT(ROMAN CRUFICITIONS WERE BRUTAL) THE CATHOLIC CHURCH HAS NO PART IN AND DID NOT MAKE THIS FILM AND THIS IS A MAN'S POINION OF WHAT HAPPENED.
PETER , BRIGHTON
It frightens me (as a Christian and as a human being) when people like Beverly from Arlington say things like, "I believe that during those bibical times, Jewish people were in power and had influence." It shows just how little most people know about the single most persecuted people in history. It frightens me even more to think of the statements Mel Gibson's father has made about his personal disbelief about the veracity of the Holocaust. The only thing that gives me comfort are the all of the people who posted statements of love and forgiveness. And truthfully, none of this discussion has any influence on my decision not to see this ultra-violent movie. I'll spend my dollars elsewhere, thank you!
I hope no one brings a child along to see this nighmarishly relentlessly violent film. Your merciful Jesus wouldn't have wanted that, would he? Adults, go see it if you must but please don't impose your own curiosity or faith affirmation-seeking or taste for gore on your poor kids under the guise of religious education.
I will not see it. All available information is that it is extremely violent, possibly anti-Semitic, and contributes nothing to our understanding of God or of Jesus' ministry of love, peace, and reconciliation. There is too much violence in our lives already. This film did not need to be made.
Paul, Bolton MA
I probably will not see it, because the violence would be too much for me. But I admire Mel Gibson for making it, and cannot understand the outcry against it. It's a movie, for heaven's sake, and all of us have a choice, to go, or not to go. Period.
Nancy , Plymouth
I will absolutely see it. The movie is intended to reflect the events of Christ's death based on gospel truth. I don't think it's intended to be a finger pointing exercise of who said what or who did what. We are all at fault. Christ died on the cross for all mankind that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
With all the sin in today's society, including the movement for gay marriage, Christ would again take up his cross and give his life for us today. I sincerely hope this film makes a changing impression in the hearts of those who see it.
Yes, just because of people like James Carroll I will go see this movie and find out for myself just how terrible or good this film really is.
Jesus' life and teachings are the focus of His message. That the gift of this life be reduced to a voyeuristic cinematic horror film is very disturbing. No, I will not see the film.