Movies you have seen that you are not comfortable with in Media Discussion Posted January 16 1 hour ago, Kyoshi said: Yet how many of those movies about the teachings came even a tiny, TINY bit close to Passion in terms of money? None of them. So I guess the extreme brutality and guilt trip style is what makes the big bucks. I still see no real reason for such a film. It has the substance of a Saw film, but it is apparently amazing because of its religious attachment. I really don't like that very much. Plus, anyone from the outside looking in will simply see a movie that is just gore porn and something that is horribly barbaric with no real point. Of course the Christians who are already Christians will see a point to the film, but everyone else, it is just non-stop violence with a simple story stitched on top. While that scene is definitely really hardcore, the one payoff it has for the film is those Hillbilly people get hardcore owned by the end. If there was one thing that movie did well, it really made you hope that the hero gets his revenge and hooooooo boy does he. It got the money precisely because it appealed to non-Christians. It was an actual well-made, dramatic movie rather than just a preaching device. It didn't need to go out of its way to explain itself because the story of the crucifixion is already well known so whatever effort would normally go into that was spent on enhancing the experience itself. Yeah, that may have boiled down to wonton violence but how else are you supposed to convey the cruelty of it all? It's already been done a hundred different ways but the one time someone makes an effort at a no-holds-barred portayal of the death of Jesus and you have a problem with it? Is there something in it being a Christian film supposed to mean they can't take drastic steps to get the point across? You don't have to like it but it's absolutely not hard to see why others do. Sometimes people want a show, not a sermon, and that's exactly what the Passion of the Christ offered. Its message isn't cheapened by this but rather strengthened. It made non-believers pay attention, if only for a moment, and it showed a powerful rendition of one of the most important aspects of the religion for the rest.