I cannot wait to watch The Passion of The Christ. This movie was co-written, directed and produced by Mel Gibson and ?adapted from a composite account of The Passion assembled from the four Biblical gospels of Mark, Matthew, Luke and John,? according to the background info of the official movie site. Additionally, the characters in the film speak in the languages they would actually have spoken during that time, namely Aramaic, Latin and Greek. I believe Gibson had taken great pains to recreate this movie as authentic to the times as he possibly could.
The Passion of The Christ is about the last twelve hours of Jesus? life. This movie is slated to be released on February 25, coinciding with Ash Wednesday. Even before the release, it is already mired in controversy. Jews and Christians feared that the graphical dramatisation that led to the crucifying of Christ would incite anti-Semitism because it portrayed the persecution of Jesus by the Jews.
Personally, whatever message this movie depicts, I will be watching it to learn more about the sufferings that Jesus went through, beginning from the Garden of Olives in Gethsemane right up to the moment of His death. This will help complement my Bible studies. Anne and Adel, my catechists, are currently helping me understand the deeper meanings of God?s Words.