The message of the cross is what we are to give to others, that is the "Great Commission", that Jesus Christ is Lord God, who left His place of Power in Heaven to become man ( the second Adam ) and live a perfect life, and show us how to live, and that he died for all of us sinners, so that we may live forever with Him, and that He rose from the dead, and is alive and waiting to return for His Church ( all true followers of Jesus ).
The way that the movie "the Passion" portraits the death of my Lord God Jesus Christ, is too graphic and too bloody.
Ironically, another popular film was being shown at the same time as the Passion, called "Kill Bill".
How the people love graphic violence.
I renamed the Passion, Kill Jesus, because of people's appetite for blood and gore.
Millions of people world wide watched the Passion, yet, there was not a world wide revival of people turning their lives around and giving their lives to Jesus Christ, in reality, this movie was no more than an entertaining horror flick, and the enemy of true Christians: Satan, must have gotten much pleasure watching this and knowing no one would be Saved.
I believe the message of the cross can be told and portraited in a less gruesome fashion.
I suggest the movie "Jesus of Nazareth", if you want a complete portrayal of the life and death of Jesus Christ, and the crucifixion scene is not overtly bloody or gorely, but, you do get a real sense of the pain, suffering, and agony that our Lord Jesus went through.
I bought a few DVDs of Jesus of Nazareth, and I give them away as a witnessing tool, no movie portraits the Good News of Jesus Christ better.
Peace and Maranatha