The Passion of The Christ

Canada
January 21, 2007 10:42pm CST
Ok all, I know this is bound to be a touchy subject, but it's well worth discussing. I have seen this movie a few times, cried every time, yet I am not religious at all. Have you seen this movie? If not, is it just because you have no interest or is it for religious reasons? (My grandmother refuses to watch it because of religion) And if you have, what is your opinion on it?
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
1 Feb 07
My husband and I watched it a few months back and I thought it was alright..it was a pretty good flick actually but I didnt get all emotional though...First off I'm not Christian so for me personally it was just a movie and secondly being the twisted woman I am with the morbid mind the whole whipping scene was fantastic for me cause I'm into that sort of thing LOL
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• United States
1 Feb 07
That's really sick of you to say! How can you not care? *just shake my head*
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
1 Feb 07
How is that sick? I'm not Christian so its not going to put me all up in arms etc...its a flippin movie for crying out loud..big WHOOP! How could I not care about a movie?? easy...same way I dont care about a book, a puzzle, a CD, a tv show....they are all just entertainment...
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• United States
1 Feb 07
There will come a day when you will find out. I just hope it's not too late for you. That movie showed just a glimpse of what our Savior went thru because of how much He loves us.
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@NewHeart (528)
• Canada
26 Jan 07
i'm sorry but i don't think i'll ever watch it unless they have it in English and take the sub titles off. when mel made the movie he had said that picture loose's something if it's not in the orginal language i don't believe this so am waiting for it to come out in something i understand...
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• Canada
26 Jan 07
I am not a subtitles person either, but I must say that it was such a well done movie that it didn't bother me one bit. Thanks for responding. :)
@linda345 (2661)
• Canada
23 Jan 07
I saw this movie and I was amazed by it. When I found out it was done in subtitles, I said I would never be able to watch it. My husband is not the type to sit through a movie and he did too. I let my 13 year old daughter watch with us and i regretted after. We were all moved by the movie. Myself and my daughter cried alot. The cruelty shown was unbelievable. I think the movie was well done. My daughter had to sleep on the floor of our room that night because she couldn't stop thinking about the movie. I want to see it again.
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• Canada
23 Jan 07
I myself wouldn't mind seeing again as well. I also ran into the daughter seeing it problem. A friend and I were in the living room watching it and she woke up with a nightmare, so I paused it and shut the screen off until she fell asleep in the chair. I made sure she was really asleep, covered her up and moved the big teddy bear she had in front of her eyes, just in case she woke up without me noticing. So we returned to the movie, and it was nearing the end that I happened to look over and I saw that she was quietly awake, just sitting there, the wetness glittering on her cheeks, so again, I paused the movie and turned the screen off, meanwhile drying my own eyes a bit so that I could speak to her. I knelt down in front of the chair, and for as long as I live I'll never forget this, I asked her why she was upset, and in this heartwrenching sob she said, "Oh Mommy but I love Jesus!" At this point I couldn't help but to sob myself...and when I looked at my friend, he was doing the same on the couch. She was fine to go back to bed that night, but if someone brings up the movie, she remembers all too well.
@pennycan2 (251)
• United States
22 Jan 07
I love this movie and how it depicts the things he went through. Anyone who has heard the story of Jesus knows how this will go so I dont think i'm giving anything away or I hope not. It is very moving even if you are not religious to know that Christ man or God endured these things. I also LOVE how they follow Mary the mother through the movie and show her struggle with losing her son. I think that alone would make me cry.
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• Canada
22 Jan 07
Thanks for responding. I watched this and analyzed it, but I will never forget how scarred I felt when I saw it the first time. I was in some sort of daze for quite a bit. Even people who knew me well were starting to get inquisitive to my "stunned appearance".
@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
22 Jan 07
I have not seen the movie, not for any piticular reason, i just haven't had the desire to watch it. why is it that you cried ?
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• Canada
22 Jan 07
Well without giving away any parts of the movie, I cried for two reasons: 1. I cry over everything..even Tim Horton's and McDonald's commercials :P 2. Even though I'm not religious, what they put this man through was hell on earth for sure.
@totalguy (563)
2 Feb 07
i havent seen this film yet although iwil ldo one day, but its not on my list of priorities at the moment. i seen trailers and previews and documentaries about making the film before it came out it looked really good i just hope when i do finally get round to watching it that its going to be what i expected it to be in the first place.
• United States
1 Feb 07
I saw it, and hated it. First off, it was so redundant on Christ being beaten, that I was so sick, and cried so much, I had to walk out in the middle. Second off, it had a lot of anti semitism in it. So, I did not care for it at all.
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• United States
30 Jan 07
Humm...I cried, and cried some more. I'm not Christian but I believe in Jesus and his teachings. I thought the movie though a bit strange (i.e. him inventing table legs). I wish it would have been done a little more realistically but it was Mel's vision not mine.
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@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
5 Feb 07
I have seen this movie several times too. I am very religious and it touched my heart so much. even if you are not so religous, but are compassionate for our fellowman or a Mother, this movie will make you cry. As a Mother to a son I could not endure the pain and suffering the Mother had to go to through. This movie just gave me more of an insight of what our Lord Jesus Christ did for us. I liked the movie and will probably see it many more times.