Nativity (can this be this year's The Passion of the Christ?)

dpm07 said:
I don't think the film will do well. Most people on the boards here are pretty disappointed in the whole Christian Mythology, and probably wouldn't see a film like this.

If people take the time to read many posts here on the boards, there is a pretty anti-religious theme that is prevalent, and this would likely transcend into the cinemas. I can't understand why producers would want to make a film of this background due to this. The Passion was a fluke. I don't see another religious film with Christianity doing as well.
See The Chronicles of Narnia...the only reason this film did so well was because of all the church youth groups going to see it and what have you.
 
LetsHangBendis said:
He kinda did? Or it was a Roman Soldier. however you like to look at it.


Then I'm glad I didn't watch that film. Odin and Zeus raped women. The Christian God didn't.
 
Wilhelm-Scream said:
I can't wait for the awesome CGI Holy Spirit rape-scene! :up:

Another stupid, ignorant comment.

The Guard said:
It's metaphorical rape, not literal, as I understand it. The idea is that Mary essentially has no choice in what she is asked to do. And the film supposedly deals with how it affects her.

Actually she does accept God's plan. There was choice involved.

HUMAN said:
It makes me happy to see all this hatred towards Christianity. And that's not sarcasm.

It's a pity you don't know love nor mercy. What a sad soul.

Addendum said:
And how does that equate to quality?

Well, I guess if that many people watched it and paid for it, it does have many qualities, unless you already made up your mind before watching or not watching.
 
Aghdashloo to play Jesus' aunt in "Nativity"
Tuesday March 21 7:01 AM ET


Shohreh Aghdashloo is in final negotiations to join Keisha Castle-Hughes in "Nativity," which revolves around Virgin Mary before the birth of Christ.

Castle-Hughes ("The Whale Rider") is set as Mary, and Aghdashloo ("House of Sand and Fog") would play her sister Elizabeth, who becomes pregnant with the child that will grow up to be John the Baptist.

The New Line project, to be told with a strong female perspective, will follow Mary and Joseph's life as their love, faith and beliefs are tested. The story incorporates their departure from Nazareth and travel to Bethlehem and includes such biblical figures as King Herod and the three wise men.

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Catherine Hardwicke ("thirteen") is directing. Shooting is scheduled to begin May 1 in Morocco and Italy with an eye toward a December 1 release.

Aghdashloo has on deck the features "American Dreamz," "X-Men: The Last Stand" and "The Lake House." On Thursday, she will guest-star on both "Will & Grace" and "ER."

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter
 
Everyone's personal religious views notwithstanding, may I remind participants in this thread that Christianity is the second largest religion in the world (behind Islam). That means that many Hypesters here may share those Christian beliefs.

That said, let's show a little sensitivity to the feelings of others, okay? Tact goes a long way.
 
^I must agree. While I'm not the biggest church goer in the world, I do respect other's beliefs, regardless of my agreeing with it or not. I think it's become cool to hate Christianity as of late, and while there are those choice few in every genre and group that like to be idiotic about their cause, the majority are pretty much live and let live.

Remember I told you about my boss at my last job that was an extreme atheist, and she wouldn't tolerate anyone even mentioning anything remotely religious, even in jest, unless they were taking jabs at it.
 
Bad Superman said:
Well, I guess if that many people watched it and paid for it, it does have many qualities, unless you already made up your mind before watching or not watching.

I watched it, and wondered where was the plot? Aside from a few small scenes- jesus praying in the garden and talking to satan, judas being chased by "devil children" and hanging himself, and then later a scene where jesus invents the table, the entire movie is jesus being tortured and then killed.

If some people liked that, to each his own.
 
Lightning Strikez! said:
Everyone's personal religious views notwithstanding, may I remind participants in this thread that Christianity is the second largest religion in the world (behind Islam). That means that many Hypesters here may share those Christian beliefs.

That said, let's show a little sensitivity to the feelings of others, okay? Tact goes a long way.
It's really weird how everyone's supposed to "show sensitivity" regarding the beliefs of Christians and Muslims but no one has to show any towards me and my beliefs.
And no one gives 2 ant poos if you mercilessly rip Scientology to shreds all day.
Lame world.:down:)
 
Wilhelm-Scream said:
It's really weird how everyone's supposed to "show sensitivity" regarding the beliefs of Christians and Muslims but no one has to show any towards me and my beliefs.
And no one gives 2 ant poos if you mercilessly rip Scientology to shreds all day.
Lame world.:down:)
Oh, quit acting like a sissy. Scientology is stupid, anyway. Thetans? Xenu? L. Ron Hubbard even said that if you want to make lots of money to start a religion...
 
dpm07 said:
I don't think the film will do well. Most people on the boards here are pretty disappointed in the whole Christian Mythology, and probably wouldn't see a film like this.

If people take the time to read many posts here on the boards, there is a pretty anti-religious theme that is prevalent, and this would likely transcend into the cinemas. I can't understand why producers would want to make a film of this background due to this. The Passion was a fluke. I don't see another religious film with Christianity doing as well.

A question for you? Why do you say Christian Mythology? :confused:
 
Lt. Figgnuts said:
I think he meant "fluke" in the sense that it made an ass-load of money, and that isn't likely to happen again with a Christian film.

Perhaps "freak of nature" or "anomoly" would be a more appropriate term.

And how exactly do you know this? :rolleyes:

" I doubt it'll be the next Passion unless Mel directs. That's why the Passion did so well. It was more b/c of Mel Gibson than the story."

So you assume everyone who watched this would watch a movie solely because of Mel Gibson.
 
Stewie Griffin said:
Oh, quit acting like a sissy. Scientology is stupid, anyway. Thetans? Xenu? L. Ron Hubbard even said that if you want to make lots of money to start a religion...
I'm not acting like a sissy. Unlike paper-skinned Christians and Muslims, I CAN take the verbal abuse from people who think my beliefs are stupid. I just hate double-standards.

No one says, "HEY! Tone it down. Let's respect the fact that Wilhelm believes in the global conspiracy and the 4th dimensional reptilians and stop insulting him."

And you're saying that a woman giving birth without having sex and every species of animal in the whole world all coming to one place and fitting inside a boat for over a month, even though the carnivores had nothing to eat and a magical Devil who is pure evil and yet God allows him into heaven and chats with him and instead of destroying him lets him roam around tormenting and tempting everyone...because he loves us so much, isn't just as ridiculous as Xenu? Hahahaha
 
Wilhelm-Scream said:
I'm not acting like a sissy. Unlike paper-skinned Christians and Muslims, I CAN take the verbal abuse from people who think my beliefs are stupid. I just hate double-standards.

No one says, "HEY! Tone it down. Let's respect the fact that Wilhelm believes in the global conspiracy and the 4th dimensional reptilians and stop insulting him."

And you're saying that a woman giving birth without having sex and every species of animal in the whole world all coming to one place and fitting inside a boat for over a month, even though the carnivores had nothing to eat and a magical Devil who is pure evil and yet God allows him into heaven and chats with him and instead of destoying him lets him roam around tormenting and tempting everyone...because he loves us so much, isn't just as ridiculous as Xenu? Hahahaha
:up:
 

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