Mary Magdalene Reviews
This is a somewhat understated depiction of Mary, Jesus and the Apostles, from Mary's perception. The authentic settings and strong acting had me engaged right from the beginning. The music was quite ethereal, and enhanced the narrative. Although I did have a few issues with some aspects of the final section, overall this is an inspiring interpretation.
OH AN EGYPT WAS ALL BLACK ITS PART OF AFRICA MARY WAS GREEK NOT EUROPEAN .. SHE WAS FROM Benjamite Tribe.. AND THE MAN YOU CALL JESUS WAS ALSO AFRICAN FROM THE GREAT TRIBE OF JUDA .. ETHIOPIA IS IN AFRICAN .
DONT WATCH THIS CRAP
the Jerusalem entry was handled so badly, the temple scene was awful.
did they actually read the gospels?
absolutely no feeling of the spirit of christ.
it did sort of convey Mary's closeness to christ, and their spiritual intimacy a bit.
it didnt seem to grasp how many women travelled with his followers, or were poqwerful supporters, finacially and in other ways of his mission.
and phoenix really just comes across as a nut job. no sense of the gentle, calm, whole, jesus. entirelyt missed how he always pointed at god. missed so much that made him what he was in the real world, which makes mary's faith in him seem misplaced. the judas guy just seemed like a looney too. again whoever wrote this did not do their homework either via gospels, nor research into what was going on at the time enough.
on the temple again, they didnt seem to get what jesus was offended by there: the traders had a scam running with the money lenders and temple officials in that poor folk, who'd travelled miles and put all their finances into this annual festival (passover) would have brought their best goat or lamb with them for sacrifice, and would always be told it wasn't kosher enough, so would, being skint, be told they'd have to borrow from the lenders, and so on. a real racket parraler to how to poor are still exploted and abused today! a point which would have been pertinant today. but maybe the writers were too cowardly to convey it in it's real sense?
a big let down indeed