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The Passion Of The Christ tonight on film 4 .... sorry ex colonial countries it's in the UK only 9 pm :)

 

I have my Dandelion and burdock fizzy drink and popcorn ready :) food of the gods mmmmmmmmm

 

Has anybody seen this yet ? is it worth the popcorn and fizzy drink ?

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The Passion Of The Christ tonight on film 4 .... sorry ex colonial countries it's in the UK only 9 pm :)

 

I have my Dandelion and burdock fizzy drink and popcorn ready :) food of the gods mmmmmmmmm

 

Has anybody seen this yet ? is it worth the popcorn and fizzy drink ?

 

It's boring and horribly gorey imo.

 

But don't let that put you off :HaHa:

 

and I know that gorey can mean 'good' - but believe me, this is a grotesque and upsetting gorey (I think the main problem is that it just goes on for too long, unrelentingly). No-one does horror and suffering quite like them christians :HaHa:

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I'm not into snuff films.

HA!

 

 

Oh...sorry, that just hit me funny. :HaHa:

 

That reminds me of the movie 8mm. Man that movie bothered me tremendously and I'm a huge horror fan.

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I'm not into snuff films.

 

The South Park guys say the same thing. Watch the episode "Passion of the Jew".

 

It's a terribly boring film and could traumatize someone with a weak stomach. Other than the special effects, it is very unproffessionally done and nothing more than (quote from South Park) "two hours of some guy being tortured".

 

If it wasn't about Jesus it wouldn't have gotten any views, other than the sadomasochists.

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Ouch

 

That was one powerful film that I'd recommend to nobody

 

Gary Thompson ... :) I'm not sure you entirely correct, throughout man's history many people have enjoyed torture and death for what they believed ......... the inquisitions come most prominently to mind (exChristian forum) :) although there are thousands of stories equally as horrific if not more so .......... any one of which would make a horrifyingly yet compelling movie

 

Morbid curiosity vs the reality of man's inhumanity to man ........

 

video.google.Passion+of+the+Jew

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Thanks for the link. But if anyone wants to see the whole episode, you can download the torrent from http://www.mrtwig.net/

 

Don't need to feel guilty. Trey Parker and Matt Stone have said that they don't mind people getting South Park episodes from file sharing.

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Meh the film was overly gorey and I don't think it was really needed but the movie is probabbly better than some of the other Jesus movies. ( The Jesus Movie Project). Just watch to enjoy I guess remember get that popcorn ready.

 

Hey I want to see the directors cut with 30 more minutes of gore and slicing...

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IMHO, one of the worst films ever.

Hardly anything but gratuitous viloence. Although Jim Caviezel is a fine actor, he demeaned his reputation by appearing in this pice of garbage. If it had not been a feature on a cable network last year, I would not have even bothered. As it was, I watched it, and in so doing wasted most of a weekend's evening, My opinion, if you get off on unrealiastic scenes of torture, have at it. Otherwise, you'd do better to watch something else. This film has no value.

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Yeah what is up with Mel Gibson? Truly a sick man. I'm not going with the media hype, I'm judging the man by his works. Anyone see his latest, Apocalypto? Same thing. Pre-columbian native americans being hunted down, brutalized, tortured, beheaded, eviscerated ad nauseum. Total gore porn to the extreme, with a bit of a story thrown in for good measure.

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Yeah what is up with Mel Gibson? Truly a sick man. Total gore porn to the extreme.

 

Hence his depiction in the above-mentioned South Park episode as a sadomasochist. Trey and Matt also made the point (in interview) that pretty much all of his films contain torture and many contain him being tortured.

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While shopping one day I accidentally saw a few moments of PotC as it played in the TV department of a store. (The movie had just been released on DVD that week.)

 

What little I saw (< 5 seconds) horrified me to the point where I marched over to customer service and filed a written complaint... That movie should not have been playing in a public area.

 

Don't want to see any more of the movie. Ever. You could not pay me to watch such filth.

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While shopping one day I accidentally saw a few moments of PotC as it played in the TV department of a store. (The movie had just been released on DVD that week.)

 

What little I saw (< 5 seconds) horrified me to the point where I marched over to customer service and filed a written complaint... That movie should not have been playing in a public area.

 

Don't want to see any more of the movie. Ever. You could not pay me to watch such filth.

 

You think that's bad. In my former country of residence South Africa, they were playing it at schools, including to the first graders at primary school. Dumb fundies. Have they no idea what that could do to a child. They think they're religion is so important that they should subject little kids to that piece of shit film.

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What little I saw (< 5 seconds) horrified me to the point where I marched over to customer service and filed a written complaint... That movie should not have been playing in a public area.

 

You think that's bad. In my former country of residence South Africa, they were playing it at schools, including to the first graders at primary school. Dumb fundies. Have they no idea what that could do to a child. They think they're religion is so important that they should subject little kids to that piece of shit film.

 

That's the irony. Fundies are always complaining about horror films and giving adults that enjoy those things such a hard time. But no horror film fan would ever consider playing that stuff to a child.

 

Then this ultra-gorey, totally disgusting film that I (a fan of Evil Dead, Scream etc) find absolutely abhorrant in every way, is totally supported by these fundies because of its religious content. These fundies would also consider playing it to children, because of its religious content. Even though there's almost nothing of Jesus' message in there and it is mostly disgusting wall to wall gore of the most obscenely extreme example.

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While shopping one day I accidentally saw a few moments of PotC as it played in the TV department of a store. (The movie had just been released on DVD that week.)

 

What little I saw (< 5 seconds) horrified me to the point where I marched over to customer service and filed a written complaint... That movie should not have been playing in a public area.

 

Don't want to see any more of the movie. Ever. You could not pay me to watch such filth.

Didn't you know that Fox News said that the film was 'Patriotic'?

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Didn't you know that Fox News said that the film was 'Patriotic'?

If I recall, it was either Hannity or O'Reilly that compared Passion against Fahrenheit 9/11. They were all riled that Hollywood dare honor the film at all. Only the Passion was the Patriotic movie and 911, well since it critized Bush, was not.

 

More culture war bullshit. But I think it shows that in right-wing politics (esp. of the social-right, the social-conservative right, the religious-right) that Christianity firmly anchored in that idenitity and as we all know, this religious-right plays the true scotsman fallacy that they are the only true-christians and if your a liberal you can not be a Christian and patriotic at the same time.

 

That tactic was effective for a time.

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It's as bad as Natural Born Killers and the Saw series. Just a glorification of pointless pain and bloodshed. At least movies like Braveheart or The Patriot have healthy heroic ideals woven into them; there is nothing to celebrate about the illogical snuff scene that the Cruci-fiction is depicted as in the Babble. It is a wholly unecessary act that proves the entire religion which revolves around it is nothing but a big lie.

 

I can see why this would incite the fanaticism of those who already believe. Gibson did a good job producing the film, IMO. It looks and sounds good, and is a hell of a propaganda piece. Leni Riefenstahl would be proud :scratch:

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Gibson jumped the shark for me after Lethal Weapon IV... I can't say I like Braveheart, or The Patriot.

 

The Passion wasn't even Gospel accurate, it's based on the channeled rantings of an anti-Semitic, suffering obsessed, stigmatic, German Nun (Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich) ... An S&M wet dream in every dialect I know... the final 30 mins are pretty true to that version.

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BTW, since Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich is being fast tracked to Sainthood along side the old stigmatic kiddie-fiddler Padre Pio, the histories you can find of her (and him) are getting more and more sanitised... I do love the RCC's retconn of history.

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Yeah what is up with Mel Gibson? Truly a sick man. I'm not going with the media hype, I'm judging the man by his works. Anyone see his latest, Apocalypto? Same thing. Pre-columbian native americans being hunted down, brutalized, tortured, beheaded, eviscerated ad nauseum. Total gore porn to the extreme, with a bit of a story thrown in for good measure.

 

And don’t forget the Patriot. One would think he was spoon fed apple pie at the ball park when he was growing up the way he rewrote history to make the revolutionaries the epitome of all that is good and kind and just in the world. I needed an insulin shot after enduring the sappy patriotism during that wasted 2 hours of my life.

 

Still waiting for Devilin to come back with a report from last night. Did you endure the entire show Dev? If so I’ll buy you a beer because you are one patient bastard. I couldn’t endure more than 15 minutes of that mindless gore. And I tried. I really did.

 

Ah, I see I missed his report.

 

Gary Thompson ... I'm not sure you entirely correct, throughout man's history many people have enjoyed torture and death for what they believed ......... the inquisitions come most prominently to mind (exChristian forum) although there are thousands of stories equally as horrific if not more so .......... any one of which would make a horrifyingly yet compelling movie

 

Are you saying, Dev, that you consider this an accurate portrayal? I’m guessing not, but I’m somehow missing your point.

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TBH, the bulk of the martyrdom claims are pretty suspicious. Half the saints they claim who died that way you can't find any independent confirmation. The reports of Christians going cheerfully to their deaths in Roman chronicles are mostly Gnostics, who regard the flesh as a prison and God 'the Father' as an idiot demon, being suborned by the descendents of the people who shopped them to the Romans in the first place (when the sects weren't fighting each other and the Romans having to clean the mess, they were acting as informants on each other) Marcus Aurelius wasn't a man to go single mindedly after a group without good reason, and that reason appears to be they were trouble, bloody and violent trouble...

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