379. The Last Temptation of Christ, 1988. USA.
D. Martin Scorsese
Mystical and brilliant. I tried to imagine how I would feel about it if I was super devout, but I just couldn’t get there. It is certainly provocative, but it’s too beautiful and powerful to cause real offense. I can see how someone might be confused by how very human Jesus is in this film, but that is precisely what I found so appealing about it. I can relate to the message of a man.
I guess this review was sort of personal, and I excised a lot. But that’s the sort of movie it is; the kind that makes you examine your own relationship with faith. That’s important, if nothing else.