The hurting of the head
In case you were wondering, I've got no prob with the concept of Gibson's Christ movie coming out. I'm all for freedom of expression and all that jazz. And I'm always against the criticizing of things before seeing them, unless they're Pauly Shore flicks. Even it offends some people, hey, so be it, let's discuss it afterwards. Scorsese's Last Temptation offended a lot of people, and I think it's a pretty good movie. To each their own. Although, I do seriously doubt Caviezel will make a better Jesus than Willem Dafoe was, but we'll have to wait and see.
Hey, I just realized that Jim Caviezel has the same initials as the guy he's playing. Whoa, man. If this movie was decades ago, would Gibson have cast James Cagney?
But when I saw that the website is up and running, it hit me that the title had changed once again to The Passion Of The Christ. The Christ? Ick. I liked it much better when it was The Passion Of Christ, without the second "the." Actually, I liked it best when it was just The Passion, but I'll bet somebody realized it sounded like a late night Cinemax movie.
Anyhoo, The Passion Of The Christ hurts my ears like fingernails on a blackboard, or the sound of Hillary Duff's voice. It just rubs me hideously wrong. It's like when people say things like "My favorite movie is The Titanic." It makes me want to paraphase Jules from Pulp and say in a loud intimidating voice "Say THE again! C'mon, say THE again, Mother____! I dare you, I double dare you!"
In fact, please take that second "the", and lend it back to Kevin Costner, so his For Love Of The Game will once again become For The Love Of The Game. Then everything will right in the universe again. I don't ask for much.
posted by drew on 12/06/2003
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