God’s victory: Jesus beats Hellboy.
I finally went to see to the Passion. I went with a group of friends, some who had seen it already. Spent most of the movie pointing out the symbolism and traditional lore in the movie. There was a lot of it. The Aramaic was interesting, especially the words not translated via subtitles. Pontius Pilate was certainly portrayed sympathetically. This movie should come with a Playbill to explain what a lot of it meant. It was defiantly violent. As for being anti-Semitic I don’t know. How easy is it for the average person to pick out what is Gospel and what is hollywood. The people I went with couldn’t.
Hellboy: goofy, fun. Perlman was fun to watch in it. He pulled off some nice one-liners, and looked good in (as?) red. Mostly targetted to kids and comic fans, though.
Having seen both movies, here’s a comparison …
Hellboy: goofy sidekick and cute babe at his side.
Jesus: solemn sidekicks and, ooh, Monica Bellucci.
Hellboy: fighting against demonic forces of evil
Jesus: praying against demonic forces of evil.
Hellboy: came from hell.
Jesus: might have visited for a short time.
Hellboy: Spawn of Satan.
Jesus: Spawn of God.
Hellboy: bright red.
Jesus: well, for most of the movie …
Hellboy: great one-liners.
Jesus: didn’t talk much during the movie.
Hellboy: best out-of-context line is, “Second date, no tongue!”
Jesus: best out-of-context line is, “The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
Hellboy: got his butt whooped repeatedly, kept coming back.
Jesus: same, but only came back once. Then left soon after.
Jesus: only talked back to his father once.
Hellboy: really scary-looking as a kid, sort of goofy-looking as an adult.
Jesus: really cute as a kid, turned south toward the end.
Hellboy: there are wild rumors that he is real.
Hellboy: sequel chances .. if the box office is good, there might be a sequel within a few years.
Jesus: it’ll probably be a while, but avid fans say it’s a Sure Thing.
Hellboy: if box-office ratings are high, there might be a lame sequel.
Jesus: avid fans say sequel is a Sure Thing, and would be totally apocalyptic.
And on a serious note, they’re both on the same side.
I know, demon = irredemably evil.
Stuff that. If God wants to give demons and the angels of Hell free will and a way to redemption, that’s God’s business.
As God once said to a chap by the name of Jonah, “The bush wasn’t even yours, yet you bitched and moaned about its death. But I’m not supposed to show kindness and forebearance to a people who have repented of their sins. Do you have any idea of just how bent that sounds?”
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