I hear Mr. Gibson is planning future films based on the life and teachings of Jesus. I am glad.
Here is a link to one sceptics point of view:
Examining "The Passion of the Christ"
"Allow me one brief comment of a theological nature. If Jesus did not die for our sins, then there is no point in being a Christian--one might as well be a Jew (no religious belief is also acceptable). If Jesus did die for our sins--indeed, if he HAD to die for our sins as we are told he did in order for us to be saved, or born again--then why must ANYONE be blamed, let alone condemned? If this was a foreordained event by God, then it was out of human hands. If it was not predetermined by God and was instead a contingent event that might or might not have happened, shouldn't we be thanking the Jews (or the Romans) for doing an unpleasant but necessary deed? After all, thanks to the crucifixion and the resurrection, all who accept it are born again, saved, and will have everlasting life."