[''Medved did not attend. He lives with his wife and three children in Seattle, where he hosts a conservative talk radio show.] I had the invitation on my desk and couldn't decide. Eventually the date came and went, so I guess that was the answer, ... Saturday at 6 p.m. is the heart of the Sabbath. It just didn't seem like the right thing to do, and I didn't want to spend the weekend away from home and my kids.
Look, this is not a movie for kids. It is a movie that does put that violence in context and it shows the idea of sacrifice, and it emphasizes -- in a way that I think a lot of people don't expect -- that this sacrifice, this death, this suffering was chosen by Jesus, at least according to the Gospels account.