Christ Movie Kicking Up Buzz

Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ is generating the biggest buzz of any movis this year. “Gibson has said he wanted to make the ‘most realistic’ Jesus movie ever made. The R-rated subtitled film, which contains scenes of blood-drenched violence and physical suffering, has generated intense interest among religious audiences, especially evangelical Christians, who have been identified by Gibson as his core audience — and by some Jewish leaders who fear that the portrayal of Jesus’s scourging and crucifixion in such excruciatingly realistic detail will spark anti-Jewish feelings.”