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February 23, 2004

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My Review of "The Passion"


I will not see “The Passion.” Sounds like a pretty awful time. But, to complete my trifecta of utterly trivial posts, I just wanted to say that if Mel Gibson truly wanted to immerse Christians in an understanding of what Jesus suffered through before death, he wouldn’t have made a movie, he’d have made a video game.

Posted February 23, 2004 at 10:48 | Comments (6) | Permasnark
File under: Briefly Noted, Movies


Apparently, there's a small but growing Christian video game industry.

In N'Lightning Software's "Catechumen"...

Your mentor and brethren have been captured by the demon possessed Roman soldiers. It is your job to work you way through the catacombs of Rome to free them. Satan has a powerful hand in the Roman Empire and has powerful foes to block your every effort.

Yeah, see, I think they ought to stick to the Gospels. Either that or hire Hironobu Sakaguchi.

Whoah -- seriously, though -- a game based on the Bible produced by the creator of the Final Fantasy series. I would so play that.

Posted by: Robin on February 24, 2004 at 10:08 AM

Long before "Catechumen," there was "Bible Adventures." I totally rented this, back in the day. It did, indeed, suck.

If you made a video game out of it, you'd have to make a reality show first to cash in on the other players ... 40 days/40 hours of prime time ...

Posted by: Margherite on February 27, 2004 at 04:28 PM

the other showing scenes of one of the M25's cross real or symbolic tributaries, which in Sinclair's jerusalem conjuror's mind range from Bram Stoker's Dracula christ (Dracula's English pied terre is located tattoo close to the present-day motorway) to Ballardian bible ideas about consumerist landscapes and the holly "transcendental boredom" they invoke (Ballard holly

Posted by: jesus on November 28, 2004 at 11:56 PM

You know... I don't even want to delete that spam comment... I'm oddly entranced by it.

However I will strip out all the links to deny the spammers their ill-gotten Googly gains.

Mel Gibson's The Passion for a game, huh, what a rather surrealistic idea! I wanna hear you guys say that when you are being barbequed in hell--ah, and the smell!

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