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Passion of the Christ

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Is the movie “The Passion of the Christ”, one of the most epic stories of Jesus to be told. Many people have extremely different opinions on the matter. The critics are people who have seen the movie and most likely have a religious background to purpose why the movie was good or bad. In the movie “The Passion of the Christ” there are many variables such as the language , actors, and props used that has had a huge impact on the wide variety of opinions on the movie, however I feel that anyone that has a religious background should view the movie themselves.

The Aramaic and Latin language used in the movie promoted the popular debate on why they didn’t use English. Critics believe that the movie's language choice forces viewers to get more involved in the movie and feel it at a more intimate level. Some viewers said that because this movie involved Christ it should be a family ordeal. So when so families took children to see this film they were disappointed at the language used because their children couldn’t fully understand the movie. Mel Gibson, the director of the movie pointed out in an interview over The Passion of the Christ that he made the language choice among the first details of the movie. He said that they languages chosen would have correlated directly with the language used in Jesus Christ time. The Aramaic language was used for everyone in the movie excluding the romans. The romans used a street Latin. Personally, the language used in the movie allows me to be more considerate of the story of Christ. I think the language is a great touch to movie.

There were only a few very popular actors that stared in the movie but did not affect the popularity of the movie. The acting cast was chosen by Mel Gibson. He says that he wanted actors that would get lost in their role. Jim Caviezel played Jesus in this film. However after the movie was released it was not an argument whether he did Jesus Christ justice, it was, had playing Jesus Christ ruined his...