Posted by: Katja Samuelsson <Send E-Mail> Date: Thursday, April 16, 2009, at 12:44 a.m. IP Address: 126.96.36.199
Now Playing: The Departed Soundtrack
Oh your wife is annoyed, is she? Wow, that IS important, isn't it?
I myself - with no religious faith at all - enjoyed the film as the masterpiece it is, since it's the first film about Jesus that follows the traditional Catholic view on the passion. I've seen most Jesus films, and I can see what purposes they were made for, and it's clear to me this is not religious priopaganda at all, but merely a work of love made by a devout Christian. I simply fail to see what is so annoying about that.
I also enjoy Debney's score, since it is absolutely flawless and follows the film in a way we haven't actually experienced since Ennio Morricone changed movie music in the Dollar trilogies. Why it would bother you so much that it follows the suffering and death of Christ is beyond me - especially since you would certainly praise any other soundtrack depicting the film's plot in such a distinct way.
I must say I believe your only trouble with the film and the soundtrack is the fact that both were made by Christians. And that, my friend, makes your review sadly prejudiced.