Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” is a powerful work of art. The film depicts the last twelve crucial hours of Jesus Christ’s life on earth. Gibson makes sure we experience the suffering of Jesus by focusing on the details of scourging, beating, nailing etc. The hardest scene to view is when Jesus flesh being rips off from the whip. I’ve always heard of stories about Jesus die on the cross but never truly understand pain he went through until watching “The Passion of the Christ.”
Is it a good movie? Absolutely. Watching it from a non-religious point of view, I fully appreciate the aesthetic experience. If it does nothing else, “The Passion of the Christ” brings me closer to Jesus.