- William Temple (1881-1944)
Well today is the day! Now I know we don't need any more "Passion Posts" but maybe we could just discuss the merits of the picture here. If you want to discuss the theological ramifications, see Jared's post in the archives. I read two reviews this morning. USA Today gives it three stars and calls it "fierce and poetic". The St. Louis Post Dispatch gives it two stars. The reviewer there says, "It is p()rnographic in it's violence". The self-proclaimed Christian reviewer says she was more revolted than inspired. I guess now we will hear from the critics regarding the quality of the film. Should be interesting.
I am going today at noon. I hope to be able to give my church a personal view on the movie. I am anxious about the experience. I also have a couple of concerns:
1. I hope I don't have to break any picket lines or protesters or anything like that. I just want to go and as Bill said, "meditate" on the film and its subject.
2. On the other side of that, I hope some fanatic doesn't come in and at an opportune time start wailing his evangelistic speech. I hope I don't hear, "Repent or burn" or "The End is Near". I am also slighty afraid of some wacko bringing blood into the theater and throwing it on us all or something crazy like that(Yes, I actually think of these things).
Anyway, I will let you know what I thought but save the detailed review for Jared, who does that best.