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post #14506 of 16121
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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post
 

To me it seemed to be a torture movie disguised as a religious film. All the local churches here ate it up. Sorry if that bothers people, but it's true.

A lot of them were giving away free tickets.

 

 

...because whipping a guy until his back is nearly stripped of flesh, shoving thorns into his forehead, and nailing him upright to slowly and painfully asphyxiate is somehow not torture?

post #14507 of 16121
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...because whipping a guy until his back is nearly stripped of flesh, shoving thorns into his forehead, and nailing him upright to slowly and painfully asphyxiate is somehow not torture?

 

LOL I didn't say it wasn't. My mom tells me she wants to buy this and I can't understand why. I tell her it's basically 2 hours (or whatever) of a man being tortured and then she decides not to get it. She hates 90% of all movies with graphic violence.  She tries to tell me there is some sort of other storyline in there. Uh huh.

 

I think I saw a section where it described him as being able to build a nice table. Maybe something else in there :biggrin:

 

Well, The Passion is much easily to endure than "12 Years a Slave" at least.

 

Man I can't imagine what The Passion looks like on blu-ray if it got a release. It's like "WOW! I can see his exposed rib bones so much more clearly!" No thanks!

post #14508 of 16121
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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post
 

 

LOL I didn't say it wasn't. My mom tells me she wants to buy this and I can't understand why. I tell her it's basically 2 hours (or whatever) of a man being tortured and then she decides not to get it. She hates 90% of all movies with graphic violence.  She tries to tell me there is some sort of other storyline in there. Uh huh.

 

I think I saw a section where it described him as being able to build a nice table. Maybe something else in there :biggrin:

 

Well, The Passion is much easily to endure than "12 Years a Slave" at least.

 

Man I can't imagine what The Passion looks like on blu-ray if it got a release. It's like "WOW! I can see his exposed rib bones so much more clearly!" No thanks!

 

Think of it like a documentary of sorts. It's analogous to WWII documentaries that focus only on the concentration camps and executions. We already know what happens in the rest of the war, just like those who watch the passion already know what happens in the rest of Jesus' life.

post #14509 of 16121

Not sure whats so intriguing about violence, but people seem to love watching it.

Are we so numb that a description doesn't do enough? That we need to watch it to feel anything?

 

Worst of all, everyone seems to be cashing in on it, even the church. Come to see the violence, stay for the sermon!

 

Pathetic.

post #14510 of 16121

"Fresh Meat" I Do Not Know What I Just Watched..... but there was a HOTT brunette so I'll rate it 6.9/10 =P

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Okay for realz it's a 1/10
post #14511 of 16121
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Originally Posted by proton007 View Post
 

Not sure whats so intriguing about violence, but people seem to love watching it.

Are we so numb that a description doesn't do enough? That we need to watch it to feel anything?

 

Worst of all, everyone seems to be cashing in on it, even the church. Come to see the violence, stay for the sermon!

 

Pathetic.

+1 ^ ^ Gibson is a talented actor and a talented director, but torture went to his head as he began a decent into his own hell, maybe that's how he projected on film how he felt at the time.     

post #14512 of 16121

A descent he went (Gibson).  You should hear the epic recording of him going off on his ex-wife.  Despite all that, I give his "Braveheart" film a solid 10/10.

post #14513 of 16121
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A descent he went (Gibson).  You should hear the epic recording of him going off on his ex-wife.  Despite all that, I give his "Braveheart" film a solid 10/10.

 

My next movie to see then, I just couldn't believe how much I like The Patriot...

post #14514 of 16121

I just would like to say that I was working in a movie theatre when Passion of the Christ hit. Never in my life did I encounter I worse crowd to deal with, and I also worked through most of the new Star Wars trilogy, all of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and more superhero and Pixar movies than I can readily think of. When I finally saw it several weeks after it came out to see what the fuss was all about, I was... disturbed. To say the least. Beautifully filmed and well-acted it may have been, but I think people were letting their faith get in the way of the merits of the film--every time I went to clean the theatre people were grabbing my arm on the way out, telling me that I had to see it, that it was the most powerful film they'd ever seen. What I finally experienced wasn't all that much different from Saw. (Give me The Last Temptation of Christ any day over Passion.) Apocalypto, on the other hand, I'm quite a fan of. And I do maintain a soft-spot for Braveheart, though I don't feel that it's aged very well. Still, I would very much like Gibson to get behind a camera again, preferably for another bloody historical epic. He may be a bit of a loon, but frequently it seems like it's the loons that put out the best material. 

post #14515 of 16121

Yes.  Political/religious films will do that to normal folks.  When Pearl Harbor (with Affleck) was in theaters, I tried hard but failed to convince a Japanese exchange student not to watch it even though he was a big Affleck and American film fan.  Needless to say, it was the worst movie going experience of his life.

post #14516 of 16121
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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post
 

To me it seemed to be a torture movie disguised as a religious film. All the local churches here ate it up. Sorry if that bothers people, but it's true.

A lot of them were giving away free tickets.

Yea... well sadly violence is a popular subject, and relgion... can be as well although I'm sure Gibson made a fair buck from it all... can't hate him for making  a movie that I'm sure he knew would sell very well 

 

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Originally Posted by alpha421 View Post
 

Yes.  Political/religious films will do that to normal folks.  When Pearl Harbor (with Affleck) was in theaters, I tried hard but failed to convince a Japanese exchange student not to watch it even though he was a big Affleck and American film fan.  Needless to say, it was the worst movie going experience of his life.

yea... I live in the south and... Passion was almost riot worthy... needless to say I stop commenting on it...

post #14517 of 16121

This Mel Gibson dude is so straightforward as a director I can't take him seriously. He is a typical macho type. In Russia there is an equivalent in actor/director Fyodor Bondarchuk whose 9th Company ( 2005) seems to be pretty popular on Amazon. The favorite themes of such guys are wars, fights, brotherhood, courage, patriotism, love affairs with little contemplation.


Edited by mutabor - 12/10/13 at 11:18pm
post #14518 of 16121
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Originally Posted by mutabor View Post
The favorite themes of such guys are wars, fights, brotherhood, courage, patriotism, love affairs with little contemplation.

 

I think their heart and groin bypasses the brain entirely.

 

I wasn't going to say this, but the more I lookup this guy's movies, the more I find they all have the theme of violence running consistently. Looks like this dude signs movies for the violence in them.

post #14519 of 16121

The second Hobbit movie is 161 minutes long.

 

 

Talk about obsession.

Why doesn't Peter Jackson just build a 'Middle Earth-Land' and go play there with all the hobbits and dwarves?


Edited by proton007 - 12/10/13 at 11:33pm
post #14520 of 16121
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Originally Posted by proton007 View Post
 

The second Hobbit movie is 161 minutes long.

 

 

Talk about obsession.

Why doesn't Peter Jackson just build a 'Middle Earth-Land' and go play there with all the hobbits and dwarves?

hmm may have to see the directors cut on bluray instead if it´s that short :). It all depend I remember when people complained about Titanics length too and they had an intermission for that one. But I am quite skeptical too. LOTR series they had way more to build on for Hobbit they had to add a lot of story lines so I am not sure. The first Hobbit movie did feel stretched out already.

 

As for violence it appear to be in the human nature maybe that is why it´s so interesting. But as for me I have absolutely no interest in blood sports or anything in real life just movies or games I don´t generally mind if it fit the subject. Can´t say it´s out of place in Passion of the Christ but  dunno if it had so much story because I only remembered the golgata walk or what it´s called. I am not into religion at all.

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