Do you think this movie was too agressive?

@CALLIBAN (278)
Portugal
September 25, 2009 1:34am CST
Lots of people defend that this movie has too much violence, that it´s too much. I myself don´t agree because Crucifiction it´s not a good think. I´ts very violent and people do need to understand the message. But this doesn´t mean you agree...So, what you think about this?
6 responses
@angryeve (705)
• Philippines
25 Sep 09
Aggressive? Violent? Yah totally. But in my opinion it was needed. Hands down to Mel Gibson for making such superb work. That's how I think it should have been done decades ago to make people see what Christ have gone through just to save us. I mean I'm really not that religious but I have my faith in Christ intact. The movie totally deserves all the awards that it got. Simply because it did achieve the main goal of any movie, that is to make there viewers really get in touch with the film. He did an awesome job providing us a more realistic approach of what had happened. Previous films regarding the crucifixion of Christ only highlighted how Christ was obligated to carry a cross, laughed about, or condemned in a very unjust way. But that's all. They sort of make it sound so easy that people tend to appreciate what Christ did less. But Mel had simply let us see not just a glimpse but walked us through the whole morbid and brutal crucifixion of Christ. And seeing that makes us more appreciative of what Christ had done for us. By the way, I truly believe Mel Gibson really has a talent directing. He directed a film entitled "Apocalypto" and it was just another proof how great he is in his chosen career. I can't think of an exact word to really describe how good he is. =)
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@CALLIBAN (278)
• Portugal
26 Sep 09
Wow! I just found out a huge fan of Mel Gibson! Let us not forget another movie he directed - Braveheart - an excellent movie! I am also not a religious person. Religions - EVERY ONE OF THEM - are marketing companies. But that would be another discussion... I don´t know if you know this, but there is a very important thing in his life that made him be the religious man he is today (a very nice and true story): When he was 12 years old, he moved to australia with his family. There he was a victim of robbery where He reacted and was seriously injured in the face. With his mutilated face he saw that his dream of being an actor was put out.Nobody was having corage to look at him:( He stayed for years in the hospital without seing the world. The only place that he was not rejected was in the church where he was going everyday and where he made friendship with a priest. That same priest, after seing his suffering, paid for his face surgery.The surgery was a big success and shortly afterwards Mel Gibson had his fulfilled dream, to be an actor! :)
@angryeve (705)
• Philippines
28 Sep 09
Hi calliban, wow you sure are a fan of Mel. Anyway, I'm not that moved with his braveheart movie. I think during that time he was still experimenting and on the stage where he's still trying to learn a lot of things. Although I'm not sure of that since we're not really friends.lol By the way, I didn't know anything about his past. Wow that was something. I didn't know he had went through that. Luckily for him he got his face fixed. =)
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@indybaty (373)
• Panama
29 Sep 09
Calliban, Angryeve, I got one word for Mel Gibson... "gifted". I saw Apocalypto as well, and it was a masterpiece.. how a society ends a new one begins... there was some faulties here and there, but the esence of how he captured it? Wonderful. Braveheart was a touching movie as well.
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@levite (1062)
• Philippines
29 Sep 09
The movie, though other people have said that it's too violent, is very touchy and really pictures what Christ did in His passion. I learned the story of one man who has murdered another man secretly and has been hiding for several years. But after watching the movie he got convicted and admitted his crime to the authorities. This is just one of the proof of how powerful the movie is. It also brought people into what really happened during Christ passion and crucifixion and that the scourging and crucifixion of Jesus were close enough into what really happened at that time.
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@CALLIBAN (278)
• Portugal
29 Sep 09
wow! really? That is a nice story! (Even so if about these kinds of stories, we never know if they are true or just marketing...) For example, there is a story that tells that when Mel Gibson and his crew were in Israel months before they start to record, a mystic woman approached and told them something like "He appreciates what you are doing". Another nice coincidence is the name of the actor. Mel Gibson tells that he only realized that later, but the actor Jim Caviezel has the same initials of Jesus Christ! :)
@levite (1062)
• Philippines
30 Sep 09
And during the filming of this movie, an event has happened wherein the cast and crews were shocked when lightning bolt suddenly hit them twice where they are actually doing the scene.
@edxcast (1169)
• Ecuador
1 Oct 09
lol calliban i just realized that after reading your post JC. Mel Gibson did an outsanding job in this movie. Thats how it happened and he just portrays the suffering Jesus had to bear in His crucifixion
• China
29 Sep 09
I watched it once in the church. Frankly speaking, it's not my favorite style, I mean the hue is too dark. But it really touched us deeply, because it's true. It remind us how terrible the things Jesus Christ had experienced. And why should he experience this? Becasue the greatest love from God.
@CALLIBAN (278)
• Portugal
29 Sep 09
Amen! ;)
@feodda (579)
• Philippines
25 Sep 09
Somewhat violent movie. But it touches many souls. I watch this with my friends in our community. Many Cried because the way they portraits scene. Many are converted in this movie too.
@CALLIBAN (278)
• Portugal
25 Sep 09
Did you like it or did you got converted?
• India
1 Apr 10
Mel Gibson had based the depiction of torture meted out to Jesus on historical facts; there was no exaggeration whatsoever. He suffered the way we saw in the movie. Watching him suffer pains us today but it delighted the people (cruel as they were) in those times. The film does evoke sympathy for Jesus. After watching the movie, I felt how I would ever repay him for what he did for me.
@coolcoder (2019)
• United States
31 Mar 10
Unfortunately, in this day and age, it takes violence of this nature in movies to penetrate people's thick skulls. I agree, it is an excellent movie. The scourging scene is really what brought it all home for me, but as much as the movie portrays Christ's Passion with this much detail, I believe that the actual event was far, far more gruesome than what Hollywood could ever dream of.