Review: "Passion of the Christ" In my review, to keep it as short as short as possible, I will discuss it in three major topics, the accuracy of the film according to the Bible, the violence of the film, and the emotional power of the film. The accuracy. The accuracy of this film was amazing, depending on what denomination or faith you are, you may have feelings otherwise. One thing that must be kept in mind when watching the film is this; that the Disciples who wrote the Gospels could not be everywhere with Jesus at once. Such as at the Mount of Olives, Jesus leaves the disciples to stand watch and He goes off by himself to pray. In this time Jesus is in incredible torment, the gospels record that his sweat fell as drops of blood (which they do not forget in the movie); in the movie Satan is with Jesus at this time. Many Christians will argue that Satan was not there, but Jesus was in such turmoil of spirit, how could Satan not be there. Satan would have seized every opportunity to torment his greatest enemy while in the flesh. In this scene we see Jesus refuse Satan and decide to go on with what He was there to do. Further accuracy is shown when the Jewish soldiers come to arrest Jesus, mark my words that I said they were Jewish soldiers, they were soldier guards of the Sanhedrin. We are shown Peter draw his sword and strike one the men's ears, and Jesus heals him. If any of you remember there was discussion on a particular scene where it was said that Jesus was ambushed by Jews and thrown off a bridge. This, in the movie is true, and at the same time false. He was thrown off a bridge by Jews, but He was not ambushed, the Jews that threw Him from the bridge were the same ones that arrested Him. They were taking Him back to the city at this time, and he was tied and bound considerably, therefore just before he hits the creek bed below, the ropes and chains snap taunt, and He is then hauled back up. The fact of whether this happened or not in the Bible is irreverent, as I said before, the disciples were not everywhere He was, and therefore they could not record everything that happened to Him. Being thrown from the bridge just further shows the suffering that He went through, even at the hands of His own people. Later, accuracy is further reinforced when Peter denies Jesus, as in the Bible Peter is accused of being a disciple by a woman and two men, in the movie it is the same. There are many more subtle details that were included and it would take much to long to list them now, but be assured that when I say it is accurate I mean even to the very phrasing of the sentences. The violence. The violence I think was not all that it was cracked up to be. Yes it was gut-wrenchingly violent, and yes you will gasp in horror as the rods and the multiple cats of nine tails literally rip the very skin from Jesus' side revealing His ribs, and yes there is lots of blood. And when the crown of thorns is jammed down upon his head, the blood will drip through His hair and into His eyes. The blood will spurt as the nine inch long nails are driven into His hands and feet by the unceasing hammer strokes, and yes when they pierce His side with a spear the blood and water will pour forth. You will probably never see so much blood come from one man in another movie, but remember this, His blood was shed for you. The Emotional Power. The power of this film is unforgettable, if you do not cry at least once during this film, whether you believe in Jesus or not, then I feel sorry for you. To watch as He is beaten within an inch of his very life, and as he drags his torn and bruised body under the cross repeatedly stumbling and falling in utter anguish and exhaustion, is something that no human eye should endure without the shedding of at least one small tear. As he is tempted, betrayed, mocked, accused, beaten, and forsaken we watch with what we believe to be the full understanding of what He went through, yet we still have only a portion of the knowledge. I read in a different thread that some people had a problem with the "evilness" of the Roman soldiers. The hate that the Roman soldier actors portrayed was very good. Put yourself in the actual soldier's position..... Here is this man claiming to be "The King of the Jews", you as a soldier have to deal with every uprising of the Jews, calming their disputes, settling their fights, and solving their problems with the least amount of hostility as possible. Now suddenly you have a chance to vent all you’re built up anger on who? one of the very people who have caused you so much pain. Yes they hated Him and wanted Him dead just as much as the Jews did, this was their chance to be on the same side of the fight as the Jews, this was their chance to not have to do something just for them, this could settle the uprisings. The movie ends with the best possible scene there could be, and I not going to tell you what it is either, go see it for yourself. Thank you for taking the time to read my review, I hope that if you have not seen the movie yet, this will encourage you to do so. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, I learned, I loved, I cried, and I rejoiced. Praise the Lord!!! Please feel free to leave your comments.