“Don’t accept any simplistic responses to this movie. Though there’s a sense in which there’s nothing whatsoever subtle about it, nonetheless subtleties abound; on topics as fraught as the suffering and execution of Jesus of Nazareth — especially when they’re taken up into a media-cultural phenomenon — you’ll benefit from seeking out as nuanced responses as you can find.”
… that’s how this thoughtful review entitled The Mystery of The Passion starts … wise words
I was asked whether I could do a review of the movie (well .. I’ll try when i get to watch it … which is I don’t know when), I said It will be extremly biased and possibly emotional, for now I’m reading this review and waiting to watch the movie for myself and then make up my own mind … so far preaching from some passages from Luke based on the Lectionary is doing me much good to prepare for Good Friday!
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Well, look forward to your ‘biased’ review anyway. Thanks for sharing the review of the Passion. Have been reading a lot of comments out there, this one definitely one of the more satisfying ones.
I guess at the end of the day, the main thing is that Jesus is back on the lips of the populace with a more serious (reverential?) tone – rather than the distasteful hippie caricatures or downright disgusting liberal arts treatment(e.g. submerged in urine and the like).