Boring Introduction To Myself
As you may have noticed, I’m a new blog critic. My weblog is here for those who are interested. My About Me page can be found here. My posts at this website will be almost entirely on movies and books. I don’t listen to music; when I do decide to listen to something it is generally talk radio. I hope to maintain a one book a week review-average, because my new year’s resolution was to read 52 books this year. Plus, it is the section of this site that is given the least attention. The frequency may vary due to lots of homework, a few days off school, or any number of other things. I watch a fair amount of DVD’s, and I will also review those. I believe I can offer up a somewhat more unique perspective than some others since I’m younger, but who knows. Anyway, on with the review!
Review of The Passion of The Christ
I went to see the Passion of The Christ yesterday with my family, have thought a fair amount about it, and I’m finally ready to review it. I’ve already made an attempt to dispel certain complaints lodged against the movie: That it is anti-Semitic; The torture couldn’t have been lived through; and the most common response: The movie is a nice fiction, but all religions are really the same. After all there is no heaven or hell.
The movie was very realistic, with a gruesome detail never left out, but above all it was accurate to what the Bible says. Gibson has produced an artistic masterpiece. If you see it, and instead of wishing to become a Christian or crying profusely, you wish to harm a Jew it was not the movie’s fault, you are an anti-Semite. When I saw it I became angry. Not at Jews, but at the sick people that were beating him well cruelly laughing. But as I noted on my website they were forgiven, not as some would say because God wanted them to do it, or because it was destined, but instead because Christ asked his father in heaven to forgive them, for they know not what they were doing.
This movie has hit a chord with Americans that many of the more “artistic” butcheries of the Christian faith have not. My only regret after seeing it was the knowledge that most people will look at it and say “that man was a kind of good prophet. That was mean of them to kill him,” while not realizing that is the way to heaven.
When the movie began, there was a note that a portion of the proceeds would go to “inter-faith relations”. No matter how much you may not like this, all the major western religions are exclusory. Namely, Judaism, Islam and Christianity. The Koran noted this. The Bible noted this. In both cases believing in that religion is the only way to paradise. I just thought I’d throw that in for the many who believe otherwise.
One thing that has become remarkably clear through this movie is how out of touch Hollywood moguls are. The movie was to be produced for $25 million and they didn’t want in on the deal, after all, what Christian movie could make very much money? They didn’t think it would be worth their investment. It has made 230 million so far, according to Box Office Mojo. The studio that produces the movie generally makes 55% of the gross; the rest goes to the theaters. The movie will continue to make money and will probably make a good deal from DVD sales. This will almost certainly continue the trend of commercial Christianity. Is this a good trend? I think so. It’s just another way of Christians asserting themselves in a market that is increasingly secular. Isn’t that one of the tenets of democracy? Allowing a vocal minority to have their voice heard by showing their buying power.Powered by Sidelines