Judas meets Jesus and at first doesn't know what to make of him or whether or not to trust him. A cynical city boy, Judas makes fun of the country bumpkin disciples who follow Jesus but ...
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José Pepe Bojórquez
Judas meets Jesus and at first doesn't know what to make of him or whether or not to trust him. A cynical city boy, Judas makes fun of the country bumpkin disciples who follow Jesus but eventually decides to join the band, as well. He and Jesus become good friends, even though they often see things very differently. Ultimately, Judas is convinced that Jesus needs to use his popularity and wonder-working powers to free the Jews from the Romans, and Jesus sees a larger, spritual perspective. As a friend, Judas convinces Jesus to give his disciples his miraculous powers, and he does with good results. Finally, the Jewish leaders spy on Judas and convince him of the greater good of betraying Jesus, in order to save the Jewish people. Judas gets caught between the corrupt leaders, Caiaphus and Pontius Pilate, and Jesus. Written by
I was rather annoyed watching this film on television last night, primarily because of the casting and the writing... okay, just about everything about this film annoyed me. The actors for Judas and Jesus (in my opinion) would have worked a lot better if they were switched. I found the Judas actor a lot stronger and I believe it would have been more accurate to see Christ as stronger than Judas.
Overall, the acting was okay, the idea of making the Romans responsible for the crucifixion of Christ makes sense, but the way in which it was done was not terribly convincing -- the power struggle between Pilate and Caiaphas was more reminiscent of an episode of Xena Princess Warrior or Hercules rather than something that could have been taken more serious.
I don't know if it was the filmmaker's objective to make it campy, melodramatic (and hence unbelievable to the point of becoming farce), but I wonder how many other Christians who see this will look upon this film and think, "Yes, I think I will go see The Passion of The Christ again, to see something that rings more true than this."
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