For Gibson’s detractors, it’s as if a sign came from above:
Peggy Scott, a 56-year-old advertising sales manager, suffered the seizure during the 25-minute scene in which Jesus, played by James Caviezel, gets nailed to the cross.
She died before reaching the hospital.
But other signs showed support:
Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” took in $23.6 million on opening day, positioning it as the biggest religious-themed movie since “The Ten Commandments” and “Ben-Hur.”
I’ve yet to see the film, so I won’t offer up a review based on the opinions and biases of others. I only wish the newly proclaimed film critics would have done the same these last few weeks.