The Passion Of The Christ

The Passion Of The Christ - a review by Dave Fischer

An incredibly long drawn-out diatrabe against the death penalty, done entirely in some weird smurf-language. There is one good scene though, when Maximus Rockatansky asks Pontius Pilate for "Three Jerry cans of diesel and five gallons of petroleum" in exchange for Christ-Thing.

Visually, it has its good points. The scenery is beautiful, the costumes and period behaviour are convincing. The politics are juvenile and overbearing though, and really, who wants to know that much about the last twelve hours of some obscure long-forgotten cult leader?

This would have been much more relevent, and resounded more deeply with today's audiences, if it had been about a contemporary cult leader, like Koresh or Jones.

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