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|National Geographic - Is It Real Da Vinci's Code|
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Educational, Documentary
Were Jesus and Mary Magdalene actually married with children? Does a secret society exists that holds the secrets to the bloodline of Jesus Christ? Did Leonardo Da Vinci know the answers to all of these questions and revea... more »
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Ann B. from AURORA, CO
Reviewed on 9/25/2011...
Fascinating. Lots of different viewpoints. Made me curious about many things and put the DiVinci code into a more realistic perspective. Made me want to do more research.
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Qawi S. Robinson | Washington, DC United States | 07/13/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this DVD and I was not disappointed. I give it a 4 only because there wasn't complete balance in all of the "experts". Particularly the Mary Magdelene expert. Not that it really mattered, but there was now counterpoint to her beliefs that "Jesus used to kiss Mary on the mouth, much to the Disciples chagrin".
For those who claim bias, I would slightly disagree. Dan Brown has said that his book was fiction. So for National Geographic to create a documentary investigating something that was ficticious from the start is admirable. Some Amazon reviewers call this DVD biased and even believe that the Catholic Church funded the DVD.
I honestly beg to differ. The Da Vinci Code is a fanciful story. So for National Geographic to take the bait and create this DVD, gives Dan Brown more exposure. If anything, this DVD portrays the early Catholic Church as misogynous with their negative and false depiction of Mary Magdelene. The debunking of The Priory of Sion with its exclusive membership is comical as well. But they had to research it as it was derived from the book.
The DVD Bonus features are pretty good as well. They give you a little True/False quiz at the end.
Man will continue to search for proof. However, those who believe in God (and have a relationship with him), need not apply empirical evidence or follow logical conclusions to prove or disprove the Da Vinci Code. Even if the Da Vinci Code was completely true (which it isn't), that wouldn't change my faith or belief. This is something that the DVD touched on. It is Christ's message that is important, not necessarily His social life."
Ana Lysis | 06/03/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The content of the DVD "National Geographic - Is It Real? Da Vinci's Code" appears to be very badly researched. Assumptions made by National Geographic are presented to the viewer as facts. Conclusions drawn are in general not supported with plausible evidence. The views projected are bias and I wouldn't be surprised if the Catholic Church was the main sponsor of this movie. All in all a highly disappointing DVD."
WyomingNomad | 02/04/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Documentary is biased in favor of people who favor Dan Brown's views. Equal time is not afforded to bibilical authorities, historians and other experts. Although, ultimately the outcome refutes Dan Brown's claims, it does so with too much time given to non-authoritative "experts" and a disgruntled former Opus Dei member.
Recommend Tony Robinsons, "The Real DaVinci Code" It does a much better job of balancing the views of true experts with those that are busy getting rich from perpetuating myths, legends and distortions."