I’m not going to pay $ for a ticket to see a movie and sit through a Zen koan directed by Mr. Scorsese who made a movie called ‘The Last Temptation of Christ’ in 1988 and so this guy can fill his bank account off of me.
If you want to hand your $$ over to Mr. Scorsese and financially support him and his bank account in return for 90 minutes or so of entertainment, that’s your decision.
I encourage people not to go see whatever anti-religious, violent or full of sex films Mr. Scorsese makes:
Mother Angelica, a Catholic nun and foundress of Eternal Word Television Network, described Last Temptation (of Christ) as “the most blasphemous ridicule of the Eucharist that’s ever been perpetrated in this world” and "a holocaust movie that has the power to destroy souls eternally.
I really cannot comprehend why some Catholic clergy and Catholic intellectuals are promoting this turkey of a film; especially from a director who made ‘The Last Temptation of Christ’ in 1988 and has made films full of graphic violence and sex. :sad_yes:
Movie Review from the Forward:
This is the gut-wrenching climax of “Silence,” and one which reflects the many paradoxes of Scorsese’s latest essay on faith. Many have already compared the film to “The Last Temptation of Christ,” except that this time, Scorsese has had an audience with the pope (a Jesuit himself) and is beloved of Christian conservatives, rather than condemned by them.
Yet “Silence” is actually far more heretical than “Last Temptation,” which included a sequence of Jesus fantasizing about a normal life with Mary Magdalene while he hung dying on the cross. This was Satan’s final temptation – a life of normalcy – and Christ passes the test, sacrificing himself, fulfilling his destiny.
Rodriguez does the opposite. After his apostasy, he gains exactly the life that Christ rejected: normalcy, marriage and children, comfort, and collaboration with the authorities in persecuting more Christians. Like Christ, he has sacrificed himself — by rejecting God, he has damned himself — yet shockingly, the film, based on the 1966 novel by the Japanese author Shusaku Endo, suggests that this public renunciation is what God truly wants.