Film Analysis Of Mel Gibson's The Passion Of The Christ

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On February 15th 2004, was a day that reminded thousands of people in the United States what a man did for his own people and beliefs 2,000 years ago. This day was the official date when Mel Gibson’s new film The Passion of the Christ had the country lost for words. It is always a difficult challenge to make such a great impact on people, especially the United States because of its extremely diverse society, but not for Mel Gibson. In fact, his intention was not to effect people in any sort of way or matter but did anyway. His purpose for creating this film was to show how much passion he had for Jesus and therefore is called “The Passion of the Christ.” As a result of this, many people were greatly influenced to convert to Christianity, including the cast itself. Not only that, but also seemed to project and influence them so much that even miracles would happen. The film, The Passion of the Christ was based on Jesus from Nazareth and the last 44 hours of his life. Mel Gibson chose to film that particular spot because those were the most significant moments and events that occurred in Jesus’ life. In an interview for Time Magazine, he mentioned,” a deep need to tell the story… The Gospels tell you what basically happened; I want to know what really went down.” Gibson contributed millions dollars to make sure it was just as great as he imagined. In an interview he had with Diana Sawyer, he says,” I wanted it to be shocking. And I wanted it to be extreme... So that they see the enormity of the sacrifice; to see that someone could endure that and still come back with love and forgiveness, even though extreme pain and suffering and ridicule.” A film critic by the name of Roger Ebert claimed that The Passion of the Christ “the most vi... ... middle of paper ... ...eft sobbing for mercy. These people such as Muslins, Satanist, and Wiccans later on converted to Christianity almost immediately after watching the film. Cases where murders and robbers, such as several women in a Florida penitentiary, confessed to the crimes they’ve committed after watching the film. In another case, a young man confessed to his girlfriend’s murder after watching the film. His girlfriend’s death was ruled as a suicide but turned himself later on from the enormous amount of guilt. If he had not confessed, the young man would’ve never been caught. Without knowing it, Mel Gibson amazingly created one of the most unforgettable and most impacting films of all time. Although it took Gibson nearly ten years to actually produce the film, the wait was definitely worth it. It later on came to show that all the pain and suffering was well paid off in the end.

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