The Passion of the Christ is just another great film by yet another talented, actor/director and it would have faded almost as soon as it was released until the senseless, violent attacks against Mel Gibson destined to make it historic and timeless, just like Jesus Christ.
It is vile, cruel and disgusting to attack a man for what he believes in and the futility speaks for itself. Indeed, it is the entire point of the Passion of Christ.
Despite all the cruel allegations, there is no evidence to support the suggestion that Mel Gibson is anti-semitic, because the Director of the Passion of the Christ blames humanity for the death of Christ, and in his own words, Mel Gibson said, "Christ died for all men, for all times."
The film tells the story of the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus (Caviezel), on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem. The script is based upon several sources, including the diaries of St. Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774-1824) as collected in the book, "The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ", "The Mystical City of God" by St. Mary of Agreda, and the New Testament books of John, Luke, Mark and Matthew.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "This is a movie so singular, so intense, so overwhelming that it simply has to be experienced." According to the Chicago Sun-Times reviewer, "I was moved by the depth of feeling, by the skill of the actors and technicians, by their desire to see this project through no matter what." All the negative and hostile reviews have received more than their share of publicity, and they are widely rejected.
In the final analysis, those who criticize Mel Gibson for the Passion of the Christ are cruel, ignorant bigots, because having cloaked himself in the power of love, faith, hope and forgiveness, Mel Gibson has obtained the immunity which every religion that does not preach violence, deserves.