After months of hoop-la, condemnation by people who could not possibly have seen the film and “What did the Pope say and when did he say it?”, Mel Gibson’s long awaited “The Passion of the Christ” premiered Wednesday, grossing $26,600,000 on its first day–the third highest Wednesday premier in history.
And surprise, surprise, surprise (apologies to Gomer Pyle), the critics are starting to back off.
There are still charges of anti-Semitism. I haven’t seen the movie, and I’ll reserve my judgment until I can get tickets and make a first-hand judgment.
You just have to love Hollyweird, though. They hate it; they sort of like it; and I bet in a month they just love it. Freaking’ hypocritical losers.