Reviews and Problems with The Last Temptation of Christ
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Movie overall 8
20 May 2014
Excerpt: Whilst essentially telling the Biblical story of Jesus, the film is riveting. By making Jesus a character recognisably human in thought as well as appearance, filled with doubts, feelings and fears, Scorsese is able to explore both what it means to be human as well as what it would take to be divine. Over 20 years on the controversy surrounding the film seems bizarre and if nothing else this fillm is an affirmation of a remarkable individual whether human or divine.
Excerpt: I think the film is great. I, as a Christian, was not offended at all. Personally, I enjoy the fact that the story is taking a human approach with Jesus being "burdened" with His destiny. I mean, what do we realy know about Jesus growing up? He goes from 13 to 30 in the Bible. Anyways... The video, like all Criterion releases, is excellent! Same goes for the sound. Much clearer than the dvd. The extras are the same as the dvd, which is fine with me.
An Excellent Technical Representation of a Truly Offensive Film
22 April 2012
Excerpt: Movie: Contrary to the apologetics that so often accompany review of this film, there is nothing theologically questionable in this film. It is, rather, totally antithetical to any basic understanding of Christology and Christian philosophy that has ever been been solemnly defined throughout the history of the Faith. One should approach the film on those terms, rather than making concessions for it.
Excerpt: As much as I would prefer to simply ignore it, I believe any review of this film should begin with a couple of warnings: 1.) As the text preceding the film explains, this story is not directly based on any of The Gospel accounts of Jesus. Rather it is an adaptation of Nikos Kazantzakis' fictional supposition of the struggle between Jesus' humanity and divinity.