Silly argument huh? - yet such were the quality of the those used 'round these parts to attack The Passion. As one put it,
"It wasn't about Christ, it was about Mel, because the first thing the viewer sees after the movie is over are the words 'Directed by Mel Gibson.'"No, those are actually standard fare for films today: they're called credits.
But enough on Mel's accusers - Personal taste aside I thought the movie was good for the world, others did not for reasons I am unsatisfied with.
Furthermore, aside from the "Hey honey" that the group of women to my right uttered each time the Pittster showed up, I enjoyed Troy and it got the coveted millinerd dreads-up rating.
And apart from the toxic infusion of the modern-American-myth-of-romantic-love, I'd say it was generally faithful to the spirit, though not the letter, of the Illiad. That spirit being (and one must pronouce the following word with an intense whisper, clenched fist and furrowed brow): Timay - the Greek word Homer used for honor.
Similarly I suggest was The Passion faithful to the the spirit, though not the letter, of the Gospel accounts. That spirit being (and one need not take oneself so seriously when pronouncing this one): Agape.