The Mel Gibson’s movie was first criticized by distractors and critics, painting it with a lot of dirty words. 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. Some people may think that subtitle’s will distract one as he/she watch the movie, but the truth is, that won’t since most people are vaguely familiar with the story-line. 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 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. This calls for explanation to 16 years old before they can watch the movie.
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. 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. Jesus refuses to surrender to the temptations, leading Satan to approaching Judas and he betrays him to the guards.
Jesus is chained and taken to the high priest to judge him. Jesus answers the questions of the leading priest and Pharisees and he told them that he is the promised Messiah. 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. This was an opening of a lack of empathy page, where Jesus is brutally beaten. All these happen until the crucifixion.
The genius use of various styles like flash-backing of Jesus takes the audience to another world. overall, the film is rank one of the greatest ever made. If you believe Jesus of Nazareth is the biblical Messiah, then the film narrates the enormity of God’s sacrifice.