Passion Reviewed

Rev. Donald Sensing has an excellent, detailedcritique of Mel Gibson’s controversial film “The Passion of the Christ.”

It certainly sounds like an impresive movie, although not the type of thing I’m likely to see. I watch movies almost entirely for their entertainment value and almost never find movies about death and/or torture enjoyable–especially when they depict real life events. I haven’t seen Schindler’s List, either.

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  1. Teresa says:

    Agreed, I watch movies for entertainment, not for self improvement or other reasons. I won’t be seeing this one either. But since I generally only see maybe 1 movie per year at the theater, this is not out of the ordinary for me.

  2. I found *The Pianist* even harder to watch than *Schindler’s List.*

    And I will see *The Passion.* Just as soon as I get over *Monster.*

  3. dj of raleigh says:

    The movie was excellent.
    I left with peaceful feeling that there was hope for mankind.
    There was no hatred for anyone in my heart.
    I don’t know why anyone would think it in the Jewish interest
    to have made a mountain out of this movie for a year before it came out.