I’m James Faraci, The Last Of The Americans and the views I’m about to express are that of my own & some of yours. With Easter around the corner I figured I would talk about movies based on the Bible and yes I am aware of the title of the editorial. Movies like “Noah” “Son Of God” “God’s not dead” making news everyone has been talking about religion in movies and for me that started ten years ago with the movie “The Passion Of The Christ” (Show scene of the movie’s title and clips as James does a voice over.) Co-Written, Produced and directed by the mad Anti-Semitic Mel Gibson before he torpedoed his career. The movie was a description of the last 12 hours and was completely spoken in Aramaic & Latin both were dead tongues and surprisingly a lot of people were saying that “The Passion Of The Christ” was an amazing experience religiously speaking. (Cut back to James physically) Now I saw this a few years back after it came to DVD and to be honest, I thought it was the best art-house movie I’ve ever seen something Oancitizen should review. But was I religiously moved?

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2 thoughts on “Is “The Passion Of The Christ” a religious experience?

  1. I saw this in the theater with my Dad (at his insistence). I will say this: It is a very powerful movie, whether you believe the story or not. The scene where Jesus falls carrying the cross and his mother has a flashback to him as a child, falling and scrapping his knee, was absolutely devastating. I know it’s not popular to say, but I just can’t quit Mel Gibson. He’s just to friggin’ talented. He’s clearly a very troubled man with a lot of demons, but he is a tremendous actor and brilliant filmmaker.

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