Saturday, 13 March 2004, 23:18:59 EST
I just got back from seeing Mel Gibson's movie The Passion of the Christ. It is a really interesting movie and definitely deserves the rating that has been applied to it - leave the kids at home. We got there late because, well, you know how slow women can be at times; we walked in about ten minutes in to the movie. I didn't realize that there would not be any trailers but now that I think about it, why would an independent film have trailers? So, if you plan on going get there on time. I will come back to this point in a minute, on with my opinion of the movie.
I think that the movie was filmed superbly. While the movie is definitely filmed from a religious perspective it is also filmed in such a way as to show the politics behind the story of the movie (I am being objective, don't flame for it). As a result, it is a good movie for anyone that likes good movies to go see. I do think that some scenes were drawn out a little long. For example, the procession through town to the crucifixtion site. I don't believe it needs to be quite as long as it is. I got the point pretty early in, he has quite a burden to bear and he is going to be beaten even more whilst doing it. The scene did not need to be thirty minutes long to get its point across.
Back to me getting to the movie late. That is insanely rude and I don't feel too bad about it when I am walking in on trailers. But, when I walk in while the actual movie is running that is just ridiculously rude. The amazing part? What I did is nowhere near as rude as the rest of the fuckheads that were there. I swear they were sending text messages to each other on their phones with the sounds turned on. I don't understand how people can go to the movies and think "Oh, I don't need to turn my phone off. I am special." If I had stuff to throw I would have thrown it; all of the phones ringing were within ten feet of me.
Any way, if you want to see a good movie I recommend going to see this one. Just leave the kids at home. You do get to see exposed ribs, elbows, and other goodies and I doubt any one under sixteen is going to understand what they are seeing (and sixteen is cutting it close). Now I have to get back to building a router that supports Quality of Service since my room mates don't know how to fairly share bandwidth during active use times.