It has indeed been argued that the movie is too violent, but I believe that the cruelty of the punishments in that time period cannot be ignored or diminished in scale and it is our duty to acknowledge the fact that Christ’s trial, punishment and crucifixion were not easy. As Christians, we have the conceptual image of how Christ’s sufferings were like and I believe that before the movie The Passion of the Christ we did not fully conceive or imagine how truly terrible His pain and suffering was. Acknowledging this fact does not damage the image of Jesus Christ at all, it only makes it more powerful and we come to appreciate more and to understand more the ampleness of His sacrifice.
At the same time, some argue that the movie is not entirely biblically accurate and that this could damage to the real version of the way we are supposed to perceive Christ’s crucifixion. In my opinion, the movie is generally biblically accurate, presenting the main events starting with the capture, trial and continuing with the punishments and the crucifixion of Christ. After all, the movie reflects the director’s idea over Christ’s crucifixion and does not pretend to be a general truth. The movie is also an artistic creation, therefore, small deviations for intensifying the story or stressing a point are allowed. After all, Mel Gibson is a person, like all the rest of us, who presented his vision over the passion and I believe that his portrayal of Jesus’ final hours is quite accurate with exception of some extra biblical elements which will be discussed below. I would also like to stress that each of us has a different vision of Christ’s sufferings and I am sure that that particular vision is not entirely biblically accurate and this is a normal thing, because we connect spiritually to Jesus’ sufferings especially through this personal image we have built in our minds.
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