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 filming of the movie was done in Aramaic, though with English subtitles. With this language, it enhances how one enjoys this movie, since that creates emotional auras of mystery and sacredness to the subject. Many people are probably familiar with the story-line and hence reading the subtitles won’t distract you at all. 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.
This film combine the four accounts of the New Testament Gospels to develop the most vivid and powerful show of all the events that took place before and after the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. 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.
The film begins in the Garden of Gethsemane, where we meet Jesus of Nazareth, praying to his Father to deliver him through the events that awaits him. 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.
He is then lead by the guard in chains to meet the high priest. There are several people we meet, the Pharisees and leading priests who question him if he is the Son of God and he did tell them that he is. This led to his mocking, hitting and spitting on him. There being a judge call Pilate, they take him to him hoping that he was going to be killed there.
Pilate find Jesus innocent but still ordered him to be whipped. Here, we find a lot of brutality by the Roman soldiers. All these happen until the crucifixion.
Flashback used in the movie is amazing, how Jesus was a toddler and all the happenings then. In general, the movies has been ranked one of the best films ever. If you believe Jesus of Nazareth is the biblical Messiah, then the film narrates the enormity of God’s sacrifice.