Wednesday, February 25, 2004

The Passion of the Christ

Opens today. I will probably see it at some point, but I have no burning desire to rush out and buy a ticket or no sense that I. MUST. SEE. THIS. FILM.

Some folks are rabidly against this film, accusing Mel of using the violence in the story the way a pornographer would use sex. To hear the naysayers, merely viewing this film will make one rush out to commit all sorts of violent, bigoted and anti-Semitic acts. Hmmm. May I remind them what they told us about Natural Born Killers? It's just a film. Get over it.

Others are proclaiming that this film is THE. BEST. THING. EVER. Short of the second coming, anyway. And while I can appreciate their enthusiasm, I have to say, this movie is NOT a documentary. There were no cameras on Golgotha that fateful day. Please keep in mind, as is the case with most movies, the book is much better.

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