To return to the theme of the OP’s question, YES, I have seen the Passion of the Christ. Once. Once was enough for me personally, as it was so intensely moving an experience that I doubt I could see the entire movie again in one sitting without real difficulty in getting through the very realistic scenes depicting the torture of my Savior.
Despite the Catholic nuances within the film that I was aware of in advance, I believe everyone should see that film, as well as the almost-required sequel dedicated to the resurrection. Is this resurrection not the basis for our future hope as believers?
In fact, so certain was I that everyone ought to see the first Passion movie, that I donated enough for our church to pre-purchase some 50-60 movie tickets, to be handed out to those from the church’s neighborhood interested in seeing it during the week that the movie was first released.
I read that Jim Caviezel is reprising his role as Christ for the Resurrection movie sequel. An excellent, inevitable choice for Gibson. Jim’s recent portrayal of Luke in the Paul the Apostle movie was a great one also. And yes, I’m aware of the dedicated Catholic background of Caviezel. It will make no difference to me in my opinion of the content of the movie itself.
Just as Paul the Apostle himself once said in Phil. 1:15-18, if Christ was preached, he rejoiced, even if the personal qualifications and motives of the messengers were flawed.
If it takes 10 years to finish the Resurrection movie for theater release, it will be worth the wait, and I will be there. Maybe with another batch of free tickets to dispense.