Sunday, March 20, 2011
The Passion of the Christ movie review
Now this is one movie that had so many positive reviews (as in a good movie) but I quite haven't had the chance to actually watch it. But thank God I did have that chance. And it is certified to be a 5 star movie, most probably one of the best film you mustn't miss in your lifetime.
Now since I'm not very good in Christianity nor well verse in the bible, this review of synopsis is based purely on Wikipedia.
It seems that the whole story is based on the last 12 hours of Jesus' life beginning with the Agony in the Garden, where sometime after The Last Supper, Jesus took a walk in the garden and prayed to God while his followers were asleep. Never did he knew, that one of his followers, Judas, has secretly betrayed him to the temple guards and led to his arrest not long after.
As the guards move in to arrest Jesus, Peter cuts off the ear of Malchus, but Jesus heals the ear. The temple guards arrested Jesus, while his followers flee. Jesus was brought and questioned by Caiaphas, the Jewish high priest. After admitting himself as the son of God, Jesus was brought to Pontius Pilate, the prefect of the Roman province of Judea, to be demanded to be crucified by the people.
Pontius felt that it was harsh to crucify Jesus, instead he chose to chastise Jesus and to set him free. But after scourging Jesus, the crowds still wanted Jesus to be crucified. Pontius had no choice but to give in.
A lot happened along the way to the crucification, but at last when Jesus died while crucified, a drop of rain fell from the heavens, causing an earthquake and wrecking the Jewish temple and rips the cloth covering the Holy of Holies in two, to the horror of Caiaphas and the other priests. Satan is then shown screaming in defeat. The story ends with Jesus rising from the dead and exiting his tomb.
Although the film is not in English and is in reconstructed Aramic, Latin and Hebrew, with the help of subtitles, one can surely understands how the plot is going. You don't need to be a Christian to enjoy the film...
And my, the scene where Jesus was chastised... Ouch~!!!!!
Be sure to watch it...