Oh, but wouldn’t it be nice if it were true!
Jesus Demands Creative Control Over Next Movie
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After watching Mel Gibson’s The Passion Of The Christ Monday, Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ announced that He will demand creative control over the next film based on His life.
“I never should have given Mel Gibson so much license,” said Christ, the Son of God. “I don’t like to criticize a member of the flock, but that close-up of the nails being pounded into My wrists—that was just bad.”
Our Lord did not limit His criticisms to Gibson’s Passion; He expressed frustration with historical inaccuracies in numerous film adaptations of His life.
“There have been a lot of films based on My life, and pretty much all of them have gotten it wrong,” Christ said. “Just look at Godspell—what the heck was going on there? It’s time I reclaim My image.”
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“Remember, at the time the Good Book was written, I was running around saving souls like a madman,” Christ said. “I couldn’t focus on a writing project, too. I basically gave My team of writers the broad strokes and hoped inspiration would fill in the cracks. Now, I’m not saying the New Testament isn’t good—it is. It’s great! But by the time I got around to reading the galleys, the monks had already finished the first printing.”