Five months ago, it looked like The Big Question — a documentary shot on the set of The Passion of the Christ (2004) — would be released in theatres in time for Easter. But now, Amazon.com indicates it will go straight to DVD instead, and it will be available for a mere seven bucks.
Why the change in plans? Well, as Christian News Today
reports, the film may be “too Christian for the mainstream, but not Christian enough” — in other words, because it shows how the cast and crew who made The Passion
were not uniformly orthodox Christians but, instead, were people who subscribed to a wide range of beliefs, The Big Question
is not as useful a “tool” as The Passion
itself was; and this, in turn, may have affected the film’s ability to find an audience.
Personally, I still think it would be swell if both films were packaged together, along with some other materials, in a special DVD like the one Mel Gibson was once reportedly working on.