The Passion of the Christ: A Film Review

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Title: The Passion of the Christ

Director: Mel Gibson

Actors: James Caviezel (Jesus of Nazareth)

Matti Sbragia (Caiphas, The High Priest)

Hristo Naumov Shopov (Pontius Pilate)

Luca Lionello (Judas)

Actress: Maia Morgenstern (Mary)

Monica Bellucci (Mary Magdalene)

Claudia Gerini (Pilates Wife)

Rating "R"

Personal Rating: + + + + + /5 crosses


The movie that seems to be on the tip of everyone's tongue is The Passion of the Christ. This movie has created great controversy among many people and has created uproar in the Jewish community. When I viewed the movie and thought about what I read in the Gospels I found that there is a great resemblance between the two. The movie actually clarified the Gospel accounts and elaborated on them. There were many parts of Jesus' last hours on earth that were still very scarce almost confusing. The movie was very powerful and gave a visual account based on Mel Gibson's account of the Gospel's and portrayed with a great deal of accuracy.

The Pope was able to view this movie so that he could compare the movie to the actual Gospel accounts of Jesus' apostles. After viewing the movie the Pope concluded by saying 'It is as it was'. This is especially powerful because it gives the Pope's approval of the movie and it's clarity towards the Gospels.

There were many aspects of the movie that were worth mentioning but I will only mention a few. The first most noticeable aspect of the movie that is very important is the music. Most people wouldn't notice this, but the music; although very much in the background; created the mood. The music was powerful and melodic while it created drama and suspense. While listening to the music again it gives almost a scary feel...