As enduring religious rituals, Christ films convert collective societal guilt into forms of blame in a ritual cleansing of guilt. Christ films operate as vehicles for the transfer of this blame to appropriate sacrificial victims, thus reaffirming and renewing the foundational beliefs of its producers and the cultural segment they represent. (Riley 36)
This is so true!! Think about The Dark Knight trilogy. The terrorists? The eastern socio-religious groups led by Raz Al Ghoul and Bane? Very, very true. Whoever kills Christ is to blame, whoever is responsible for Christ's death.