A little known fact: Romans tended to crucify male victims by nailing their penis to the cross, and they were crucified naked. The whole point of crucifixion was to be as degrading (including sexually degrading) as possible. Other than that, JCS is a catchy musical. I just think it strays a little from the biblical narrative.
have you seen the spartacus television series?
you know how that story ends. brutal.
another extreme movie was mel gibsons's passion.
you know how that story ends as well.
with all it's flaws, JCS was a major influence on my life.
i saw it when i was a teen, and loved jesus the man ever since.
except i would say that i really identified with judas and have taken on the role of doubter ever since.
i am only beginning to get to know jesus the son/saviour.