Saturday Night Live has been known to push the envelope every now and then. This weekend, they did just that. Oscar winning actor, Christoph Waltz (DJango Unchained, Inglorious Bastards) hosted SNL so, of course they had to poke fun at his past films with Tarantino. Trying to combine Django Unchained and Inglorious Bastards into a new movie….they came up with DJesus UnCrossed. A film about Jesus coming back after the crucifiction to seek revenge. And Jesus is not alone, the disciples are also looking for blood. Many argue that the skit was smart and extremely funny and others believe it was insensitive to Christians and too close to Lent. Art is supposed to be controversial and create different opinions from different people. The skit entertained audiences and had everyone who witnessed it talking about it after. So, the writers at SNL did exactly what they set out to do. Watch it below and read what some of the other outlets are saying.
According to the Huffington Post:
For anyone who worries that “Saturday Night Live” doesn’t take enough risks, we will kindly point you in the direction of “Djesus Uncrossed,” which puts Jesus Christ in a Quentin Tarantino-directed, ultra-violent revenge flick akin to “Django Unchained.”
The “SNL” parody is sure to offend many Christians, who may be put off by “SNL” depicting the Son of God as opting to not sit at the right hand of the Father after rising from the dead, and instead kicking the asses of those who crucified him.
According to the L.A. Times:
“DJesus Uncrossed” may have crossed the line, with some calling it the single most offensive skit in “Saturday Night Live” history.
The skit spoofs Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” with a mock trailer for the ultimate historical revenge fantasy starring “Jesus H. Christ” himself. If that’s not enough, the skit arrives during Lent, one of the most solemn periods in the Christian calendar.
“Guess who’s back,” Jesus says as he rolls back a giant boulder and emerges into the sunlight in the skit.
What follows is two minutes of bloody action as Jesus — clad in a tunic, sandals, a crown of thorns and a cross strapped to his back — uses a sword and guns to plow through his enemies.
Says the voice-over: “He’s risen from the dead … and he’s preaching anything but forgiveness.”
What do you think? Does the skit go too far? Is this the most blasphemous skit in “SNL” history?
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