Wednesday, June 25, 2003

THE TRAILER for Mel Gibson's coming movie, The Passion, hasn't been released yet, but someone named (or called) "Rosary Guy" has seen it.

The Trailer for Mel Gibson's The Passion Seen!


Despite my Christian enthusiasm, it was indeed a powerful trailer. There was no English spoken in the scenes shown and the actors were all speaking Latin and Aramaic, as reported (Guess all those hypothesis that Gibson was pulling another of his infamous practical jokes was wrong). The scenes that stuck out the most was the gratuitousness of the scourging of Jesus before his Crucifixion, Mary stepping on the head of snake, and the slow motion scene of the Pharisees throwing a bag of silver clear across a room to Judas Iscariot, who has trouble catching it and coins spill all over the floor. They also showed many images of the Crucifixion itself, which definitely reminded me of the end of Braveheart and how much Gibson went for realism. They showed the end of a nail being placed in Jesus' palm, pushed down, and then the hammer about to strike, but stopped short of actually showing the piercing. I won't be surprised at all, though, if they do show that in the movie.

As I said, it looks really, really powerful. Now that I've seen the trailer, I'm in complete agreement that subtitles are unnecessary.


We'll see.

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