Don’t Watch “The First Temptation of Christ”
The Wise Men, if we should call them so, are confused. Is that a star or a comet?
“Last time we chased a comet. . .we ended up in Greece.”
“Are you complaining?”
Well, Greece is beautiful this time of year, and pace Mr. Eliot, it can be a pretty cold coming elsewhere in December, “Just the worst time of the year,” in fact.
I’m reflecting here on the opening of The First Temptation of Christ, a sticky Brazilian confection on Netflix, a comedy (if you’re, say, 13-years-old) about Jesus bringing home his homosexual “friend” to meet the family.
Worldwide protests are mounting. But I hate to condemn anything out of hand, so let me do so in hand.