Anyone going to see this movie? I so want to but i might cry lol. My friend saw it yesterday with chuch, 2 days b4 it came out. He said it was really bloody and heart touching. COmes out tommorrow, (Ash Wed)
I will see it when it comes out here. Alot of jews are upset because they are being portrayed how they were, Lol and are upset at mel for doing that.
I dont care what no Jew thinks, who cares if they "killed Chist". He would of died anyway to save our sins. lol
You'd be surprised how many anti-semetic or potentially anti-semetic nutters there are in the world. I wouldn't be surprised if at least one or two hostalities are sparked by this movie. But speaking of the movie itself, I had enough of blood and slaughter and supposed "touchingness" with Cold Mountain which turned out to be the 2nd worst movie I've ever seen. So go back to fighting aliens, Mel.
Sometime around the year A.D. 30, in the Roman province of Palestine, an obscure Jewish carpenter named Jesus of Nazareth began to teach publicly and to proclaim the coming of a 'Kingdom of God.' For centuries, the Jewish people had expected the appearance of a promised deliverer known as the Messiah --a figure who would restore their ancient dignity, and free their sacred homeland from all evil and despair. In the minds of many, Jesus appeared to be this Messiah. Surrounded by a core group of twelve disciples, Jesus began to attract a massive following from among the common people of Galilee and Judea, who eventually praised him as their Messiah and King. However, Jesus also had many enemies in Jerusalem. The Sanhedrin, a governing senate composed of the leading Jewish priests and Pharisees, conspired to put Jesus to death. With the aid of Judas Iscariot, a member of Jesus' own inner circle, the Sanhedrin succeeded in arresting Jesus, handing him over to the Roman secular authorities on unsubstantiated charges of treason against Rome. Although Jesus consistently maintained that his Kingdom was a heavenly and spiritual one, the Roman procurator Pontius Pilate, faced with the possibility of a riot, ordered that Jesus be taken outside the city and crucified as a common criminal.
I think that there's a lot of understanding to be had here, I really do. And" - Gibson goes sotto voce, to show his earnestness - "this is not the blame game, by God. This film is not the blame game. I so don't want it to be that... . Every man, woman, child that's ever breathed life on this Earth is a child of God. It's not about 'You did it!'... The film clearly says that we all did it. That's what I'm saying: All our transgressions did it. That's my belief - the tenets of my faith.
"Anti-Semitism? Pssssh. What is that? It's a deliberate abuse of people for being Jewish. I have no time for this. And, what's more, it's... a sin. It's wrong. You know, there have been crimes in the past, on both sides."This is the way of the world... . We're always going to have those ignorant people around, always." Gibson exhales a weary sigh. "But the way to defeat ignorance is knowledge. And knowledge defeats fear."
I'm seeing it this saturday. Can't wait... Mel is good guy :cool:
I agree with that. Im going to see it because its an interesting story, and despite charges of anti-semitism Ive heard alot of good thinks about the movie itself. Plus, Mel's one of my favorite directors. Itll be interesting to see the angle hes taken with making a movie about the last hours of Jesus Christ. I read an article that said the movie only makes out the Sanhedrin, the rabbinical senate who convicted Jesus,to be "bad" and actually portreys many jews in a good, kind, almost Christian light.
I saw a quick summary review and it supposedly a very hard movie to watch as their is a lot of violence of cruelty in the movie.
there is a lot of violence and cruelty b/c that is the reality of it. i will probably see it today, then this weekend with my family.
Keep the kiddies away! I reckon it'll make a fair bit cause of all the publicity it is receiving