The Passion of the Christ

Isaiah 53:5, “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes, we are healed.” (NKJV)

I remember the first time I ever saw this movie. I was 14 year olds and I was begging my dad to see this, so me, my dad, and my brother-in-law got together one night to watch this. After the first time watching it, I was deepy impacted on what I just saw and ever since it has won a spot on being on of my most top favorite movies! About 1 year and 10 months later after that, now being 16, I saw it again and this time I was crying. Only about 2 months later I had tears in my eyes again, and now 10 months later . . . tears are still coming down my eyes.

Although this movie is a hollywood movie with white people depciting people in the movie, when in all honesty it shouldn’t be . . . this movie has an impact no other movie can! I’m a Christian I’m going to bluntly say. I believe in God the Father, Jesus the Son, and The Holy Spirit. So watching this is always a gut-wrenching tear fest for me. It’s a movie that has such strong deep impactful moments with the explicit graphic violence that I can’t help but tear up because of the true meaning behind it. I love how Mel Gibson made this movie so grapic on the violence side that it made me appreicate the death of Jesus so much that it pangs me in the heart in hut-wrenching ways to tears.

There is only two big scene I cry over. When Jesus is being flogged/whipped, and when he is being nailed the cross. Both are both emotionaly tear-worthy in my eyes, but when Jesus is being nailed on the cross, is the one that gets me into full crying mode. It just reminds me that sin was defeated at the cross where Jesus’ love ran red there. It’s such a deep, impactful movie for me being a Christian that I just can’t help but deeply love, and be deeply engrossed in the whole film. It may not have an impact for other people except maybe the violence, but this movie speaks more to the Christians and reminds then what Jesus went through to bring us back from our sinful ways.

For me this movie is a win-win situation. Although for movie critics alike who is looking for a deep story this may not be it, but for me it cuts deep enough for tears to come crying out. This is the only movie I have ever cried — and this is the first movie I ever cried. It’s such a gut-wrenching movie that it brings tears to my eyes everytime. It’s a movie that depicts the final hours of Jesus’ living in such a deep, emotional way with the explicit violence that for me it works. It at first is a hard movie to watch . . . but after seeing it over and over, I can’t but just help but fully appreciate the whole thing. This movie is not made for everyone, but for me: this movie speaks such a deep, intense story that it was made for me to fully appreciate what Jesus did on the cross.

Jesus paid it all
All to him I owe
Sin had left a crimson stain
He washed it white as snow

Jesus Paid it All song.


The Passion of the Christ

Directed: Mel Gibson

Writers: Benedict Fitzgerald and Mel Gibson

Film Editors: Steve Mirkovich and John Wright

Executive Producer: Enzo Sisti

Producers: Bruce Davey, Mel Gibson, and Stephen McEveety

Cast: Jim Caviezel, Hristo Shopov, Mattia Sbragia, Maia Morgenstern, Francesco De Vito, and Giacinto Ferro

Runtime: 2 hours 08 minutes

Rated: R

Releasers: Icon Productions

Released: February 25th, 2004

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