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Not as good as the novel.
on 4 July 2016
I was very disappointed by this - I think I was expecting something a bit different.
As the story is well known and has spawned no end of other books and films (and even a musical thinking about it) I was hoping this might be a different take on the story - maybe even with a few surprises at the end instead of the usual false ending.
I mean loads of films have used the 'he's dead - SURPRISE no he isn't' ending in so many films, like Friday the 13th, Dracula and Halloween, that I really was thinking this would have a new twist - like maybe Jesus comes back with superpowers like that bloke in Watchmen but he just turns into a ghost like normal (spoiler alert).
I reckon the story must be due for a revamp - like Jesus comes back as a ghost like Patrick Swayze did, only Mary can't see him so he has to haunt somebody like Salome so he can talk to Mary or something - that'd work. You could even get a sequel out of it as they haven't even done that yet.
It's almost done like a docu-drama and I wasn't impressed. Hardly any action and it takes itself a bit seriously.