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Re: Derb On Mel

Derb, I actually was probably one of the last people to see Braveheart for just that reason. But then I still haven’t made it all the way through a Lethal Weapon movie. But the gore in this one (the Passion), I think, is necessary for what it is. As Gibson said last night, “I wanted it to push the viewer over the edge.” It does–you can’t sit through it without moving, in one way or another. And, while, at the end of the day, it is only a movie, I think that physical pain that viewers are forced to endure, by watching Christ’s pain, is what makes this one so different–different from other movies, in general, about other movies about religion.

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