Not all christians may have actually been able to express, to an emotional extent, how Christ may have felt about himself, his mother (Mary), his betrayal by Judas Iscariot, his denial by Simon Peter, his condemnation by his own people the Jews, and the rejection (though temporal) by God. The movie- 'The Passion of the Christ', directed by Mel Gibson, the Hollywood veteran, trys to unfold these feelings because of course, Christ was human.
Today, we, the receivers of this true-life ancient story may have felt, as some Jews who witnessed this historic event felt, that Christ could be 'playing' the pain as James Caviezel, the star actor in the movie did, and not that he actually felt it.
One may not have known the exact thoughts that came across Christ's mind during his last hours before death, but one would agree that Gibson's guesses are quite appropiate and realistic. For one who knew he was approaching condemnation and death from his own people (who are supposed to love and embrace him) the Jews, the only option left for his pain-ridden memory is to relish the memory of his mother's love for him and also, relish the memory of his legacies.
Mel Gibson's artistic genuis of bloodletting attacks on Christ is one-of-a-kind. Every human being with a true heart would shed tears, if not fight them back, as Christ was mercilessly whipped almost naked with a nail-like torture device.If one could fight the tears on those, one would definitely not be able to fight the tears on the nailing of Christ to the cross, he or she must definitely be a machine not to.
Mel didn't only capture the eyes of the viewer, he also captured the heart. He practically relayed the pages of the Bible using Drama. In other words, he actually evangelized. That ninety minutes or thereabout movie has eased the load on many preachers because it can be recommended for evangelical campaigns and crusades.
Satan, wherever he is, must be quite ashamed of how he was portrayed (especially after Christ's death). He was portrayed like a pathetic sissy wailing in anguish. None can sympathize with him especially after his mastermind on Judas Iscariot's death, and to even start with, there is no sympathy for the Devil.
Every viewer of the movie will surely raise his or her thumbs up for Mel Gibson, call him a historian with a difference if you want. He deserves it. the casting was well timed, the lines were perfect, the costumes were original, and the sites were legendary.
To this end, if you can't share the story of christ's death and ressurection to a fellow with your own words, give him or her a tract protraying it. If that still proves difficult for you, no need to worry, just give him or her a copy of the movie, trust me, Mel will tell the story quite better!