A blogger at something called beautifulatrocities.com posted a comparison of movie reviews for Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 9/11” and Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ.”
Let’s play a game! Let’s reapply the quotes from the “Fahrenheit” movie to the “Passion,” and vice versa!
So in this funny parallel world, A.O. Scott of The New York Times would say:
“Mr. (Gibson)’s populist instincts have never been sharper…he is a credit to the republic.”
and also this:
“(Moore) has exploited the popular appetite for terror and gore for what he and his allies see as a higher end.”
Disclaimer #1: I do not know much about this blogger. There’s plenty of cussin’ on his blog, so be careful.
Disclaimer #2: I remain uneasy about Gibson’s film and appreciated some of the criticism of “Passion” from a Reformed Christian perspective.
Have fun playing along the brightly lighted cultural divide!