This film, billed as a documentary, delves into the Bloodline mystery to try and confirm whether Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene were ever married and had children. And if they did, is there truly a Priory of Sion guarding evidence of the marriage and their descendants, the bloodline?
Bruce Burgess, Renee Barnett, Nicolas Haywood.
Burgess, a longtime investigative reporter on supernatural and unexplained events made famous in large by his flight into Area 51, investigates the theory of a descendant bloodline from Jesus and Mary. With help from his producers he is put in contact with Nicolas Haywood, an Englishman purported to speak on behalf of the Priory of Sion. He also finds and works closely with Ben Hammott aka. The Tombman, who while on film uncovers multiple clues as to the whereabouts of a tomb. The tomb is found and appears to be that of either a Templar or an unknown woman, possibly Mary.
This was an incredibly well done film, in the context of a covert documentary, and was extremely thought provoking. There are many reviews claiming this to be a hoax and a mock documentary however, after a bit of looking around I find no indication this was a ‘mockumentary’. The characters in the film as far as I can tell are not actors. That said, despite the fact the film was well done, there is quite a bit that just doesn’t make sense and much more than can be discussed in a short movie review. Most obvious is that there were ways in which many of the claims in the film could have been validated but none were. It was as if they walked up to the edge of proving something but then politely declined the opportunity. I think Burgess may have been on the level when starting the film but that it is possible he realized that in trying to prove things they would actually be disproven and make the film worthless. Rather than take the risk he may have played it safe by declining to absolutely prove the theories.
I tremendously enjoy theology and from that context this film was absolutely wonderful, provoking thoughts and putting forth theories that had some basis in fact. From an entertainment perspective it was more interesting than many documentaries. From a purely logical perspective, there are far to many problems with this film for me to believe it was all real.
If you have any interest in the bloodline theories, Priory of Sion, or theology I would recommend watching this one. For anyone else, or for those who insist their beliefs are the only way, pass on by as this one will only bore or irritate you.
Star rating: 4 out of 5
Genre: Spiritual Mysteries, Faith & Spirituality Documentaries, Documentary
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