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Desc:Come closer, we're all a family
Category:Classic Movies, Religious
Tags:Jesus, Willem Dafoe, The Last Temptation of Christ, Nikos Kazantzaki
Submitted:namtar
Date:02/18/17
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SolRo
Radical leftist!
StanleyPain
Really great film.
Anaxagoras
Yup. It's one of the few movies that takes Christianity seriously.

boner
When someone makes a Christian movie that's actually watchable, the natural thing to do is protest, boycott and condemn it.

Old_Zircon
This is a movie about Christianity, not a Christian Movie. That makes all the difference.

Bort
I can understand the protests (though I think protesting goes a little far). The problem with this film, as Christians see it, is something like what's wrong with the "Batman v. Superman" movie: it gets the motivations of the main characters wrong and eliminates the elements that made them worth rooting for in the first place. I seem to recall that, at the beginning of the film, Jesus was willing to let his followers die for his own personal glory, and that's about as "off" as having Superman destroy Metropolis.

Later in the film -- where the actual "temptation" occurs -- we get to the part that the Religious Right really got mad about, that Jesus might have a sex drive. Because OF COURSE that's the worst possible thing to them.

Old_Zircon
Also they made Jesus all WASPy again, that's not right either.

Old_Zircon
And then 15 years later he voted for Reagan.




(but seriously, I've been meaning to rewatch this anyway and this clip tipped the scales, much better than I remembered).
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