Mel Gibson's retelling of the arrest, trial, torture, crucifixion and eventual resurrection of Jesus Christ was as brutal in its delivery as it was uplifting in its climax.
We all know the story by now - betrayed by disciple Judas, Jesus is tried and sentenced to death for blasphemy. Forced to wear a crown of thorns, Jesus lugs a whopping great cross to his place of death, is crucified, and then laid to rest in a tomb.
Before rolling back the boulder from the entrance and then walking away.
Better Off Dead? 2000 years, 2 billion followers, and the best selling book of all time later, it's fair to say he made the right choice.