There is a lot of contraversy about this film in the media. I am not personally offended or moved by this movie being made. But all the reviews say it is to gory and the audience suffers as Christ suffers in the film. Isn't this what Gibson was trying to do? Catholicism is a religion that keeps it's followers by instilling feelings of fear, suffering and a giant IOU to God. (And yes, to a lesser degree love and compassion.) So the best way to make a movie about Jesus is to evoke the same feelings in the audience as a priest does to a bunch of second graders going to their First Communion, right?
PS. Gibson is an uber Catholic. God saved him from his addiction.
PPS. Isn't the guy who plays Jesus hot?