The Passion of the Christ is a film produced by Mel Gibson depicting the story of Jesus Christ and the events that took place during the final supper, the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, and his resurrection. This film rose to the rank of 59th all time in total box office and was one of the most scrutinized films of all time. The movie was controversial in the fact that many people say director Mel Gibson followed only certain parts of the bible. Others say it was an accurate depiction of the selfless acts of Jesus Christ and accurately portrays the events that took place leading to the writing of the bible that billions of people in the world follow today, and many religions are based from.
The film follows the actual events that have been accounted from the bible, and reveal in film the acts of Jesus Christ. The Passion of the Christ shows the final super, and the capture of Jesus Christ. The majority of the film depicts the events that took place during the crucifixion and the horrible things that Jesus Christ endured at the hands of those that were prosecuting him. A major scene in the film shows the crowd of people who are attending the annual release of a prisoner from jail. In this pivotal scene, the crowd casts Jesus Christ to his fate, and instead of releasing him release a serial killer from jail. The rest of the film portrays the events that took place that eventually formed the creation of the bible and changed the world and religion, as we know it.
This film is controversial in the fact that it is based on such important events in our history as human beings that have changed the course of human existence in entirety. A lot of speculation has been made of the accuracy of the film in relation to the bible, but regardless of the fact it remains a film that is worth watching and making your own decision about.
Remember, back in 2006, when Mel Gibson went on that drunken, anti-Semitic rant? Well, it looks like Mel is trying to make up for it...at least, he is if his development slate is any indication. According to Deadline, Gibson is teaming up with screenwriter Joe Ezterhas to create a movie about the Jewish warrior Judah Maccabee, who led an uprising against the Greek-Syrian occupation of Judea back in the second century B.C. This is yet another step on Gibson's road to a comeback, after he received attention for "The Beaver.