I’m not sure if I’m the person to be writing this story, as I haven’t actually seen the first ‘Passion of the Christ’. But I do get the gist – it’s basically a nut job’s, erm sorry I mean Mel Gibson’s ultra-violent retelling of the crucifixion of Christ. I’m sort of remembering why I avoided watching it.
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And now it looks like Gibs is wanting to bring Jesus back to the big screen with ‘Passion of the Christ 2’. The plot is going to be focused on Jesus’s return to life (obviously). I’m guessing that on top of wanting to do a film on the nicer side of the Bible, Gibson is also looking to make another cool $600million like he did with the first movie.
Gibson and director Randall Wallace have confirmed that they are already working on the film. Wallace said:
I always wanted to tell this story. The Passion is the beginning and there’s a lot more story to tell.
The evangelical community considers The Passion the biggest movie ever out of Hollywood, and they kept telling us that they think a sequel will be even bigger.
Yep, definitely in it for the money.
I wonder if this movie is going to be as controversial as the first? As said, I haven’t actually seen ‘Passion of the Christ’ but I do know that it was quite unforgiving to the Jewish community and that it raises some questions about anti-Semitism. Which was obviously made worse by Gibson’s behaviour after the movie came out, going on mental racist rants and just generally acting like an absolute nutter (warning: the following recording says some explicitly racist and offensive things):
Crazy shit. Hollywood has obviously forgotten all of that shit went down.
Not sure if ‘Passion of the Christ 2’ is going to be better, worse or more controversial than the first movie, but chances are he’s going to throw something in there to make sure it grosses as much money as it did with the first. I would say we’ll have to wait and see, but I’m pretty sure I won’t be watching Gibson’s retelling of the resurrection of Christ any time soon.
For more on Mel Gibson, check out one of his recent roles as a psychotic outlaw protecting his daughter in ‘Blood Father’.