The Passion of the Critics (2/23/04)
One thing that I wonder as I see all the controversy about "The Passion of the Christ" is if anyone has actually judged it based on its artistic merit.
So far, it seems that everyone is really interested in Mel Gibson's religious beliefs, be they anti-Semitic or conservative or liberal or whatnot. No one seems to care about the little things like quality of acting, direction, editing, etc. etc.
Have we become such a skewed culture that artistic merit has become secondary to political correctness?