e course of the paper, it will be discussed as to how and why the two films differed and how the other film garnered more awards despite having a smaller rating by the audience.
The two films that are being referred to are The Passion of the Christ (2004) and Apocalypto (2006).It is interesting to put in perspective that popular rating in IMDB gives Apocalypto a significantly larger score at 7.8 than The Passion which only achieved 7.1, but The Passion is the more decorated film with 3 Oscar nominations and another 20 wins and 10 other nominations, compared to Apocalypto’s also 3 Oscar nominations, but only another 7 wins and 14 other nominations. This only proves that these two films have differed in the level of acceptance [and praise] from movie critiques and from the general public. It seems that The Passion is more praiseworthy from the standout of awarding institutions but fail in favor to a significant part of its mass audience. This discrepancy begs the question as to why.
But before delving in deeper about the two films, the man behind should be unveiled and understood regarding his film styles and his background. Mel Gibson has been known in acting and directing stories which revolve around a particular individual’s struggle, persecution, battles, and often redemption. It is also worth observing that characters that he involve with usually have very deep, intense, even aggressive, and seldom dominating emotions in the film story. Considering all these insinuates that he depicts the protagonist as ordinary men who become heroes as the story unfolds.
The Passion is regarded as the highest grossing independent film in history. This only means that the film has a very large following of viewers, but it does not follow that it was generally well liked. Most viewers were dragged into watching it simply because of the controversy that enveloped the film. Firstly, the film is a depiction of the life of Christ but is more centered on the “passion”, or