A prediction. Mel Gibson’s passion play brings together the two most consistently popular and influential themes in human history: Religion and an irresistible urge to blame and hate Jews (not necessarily in that order). Before this is over, his movie will do much better worldwide box office numbers than The Lord of the Rings (which features two slightly less influential themes: Big feet and rare jewelry). Coming soon from Mel: A docudrama in which the roots of modern day terrorism are traced directly to the kitchen at Carnegie Deli.
. . . Wednesday February 25, 2004