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 whole film was done in the original Aramaic with English subtitles. That alone develops the film’s enjoyment and make the person emotional which will direct the 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. Such may even make you more attentive as you watch the images displaying on your screen, and time after time, you will get amplified events.
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 is important to note that children should not watch the movie at all even if most evangelical Christians advice everybody to. This is because the passion sometimes is violent in the film. Those who are 16 years old can watch the movie after they have understood what the movie is all about.
On the onset of the film, we meet Jesus Christ (James Caviezel) at the Gethsemane garden praying that His Father the King should take Him through the misfortunes about to face Him. In the shadows, is a satanic image that gives a lot of temptations and doubts. 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. The leading priests and teachers of the law keep asking him questions which he affirms that he is indeed the Son of God. 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. This will continue and if you can make it through these scenes, crucifixion will not be much.
The genius use of various styles like flash-backing of Jesus takes the audience to another world. This movie as not made it to the top among the Christian movies but as a whole. It is not a must that you become a Christian to believe that Jesus of Nazareth was the Messiah sent to the world, you may do, and the movie will make sense to you about the Passion of God.