I saw this with some others in a sold out theater last night. Here are my thoughts on it:
- It was very well done. There was a lot of artistic license taken in it, but I think it was highly accurate.
- It was very gruesome, but not as much as I thought it would be (although I admit I don’t know much they could have done to make it worse). But, it was different, because the violence had a point. I don’t understand how anyone could get upset at this film’s violence but not the violence in Kill Bill (which I didn’t see, but have heard enough about to know about the level of pointless blood and gore in it)
- It could not possibly capture the spiritual suffering Christ endured when he became sin for us. Keep this in mind the whole movie
- In agreement with James’ comment on my blog, I would strongly advise reading the accounts in the Bible of the arrest through the resurrection of Christ. I consider myself familiar with them, but I was wishing I had read the accounts right before the movie
Edit: I now disagree fundamentally with many facets of this movie.