In my little mini-rant about the commercialism of The Passion of the Christ, I was only partly sure that Mel had participated in the icky passtime of the selling of Jesus. I mean, he probably legitimately made the movie to fulfill a spiritual need of his own and to evangelize to the rest of the world. And you can’t really avoid commercialism when you’re trying to sell a movie. Right?
But, good grief, nail pendants and coffee mugs?