[quote="Contra_Mundum, post:1, topic:206319"]
I watched it yesterday and have to say I'm really dissappointed.
The impression I got was that it tried to be rather artsy - and it failed.
Most importantly, the story was not told very well. No mention of the angel who appeared to the children, or the fact that the three of them did not all see and hear the Blessed Mother. So much of the juicy stuff was left out and the emphasis was on special effects and creating an atmosphere.
I didn't get anything out of it :(
What do you think? Did anyone like it and find it inspiring?
we just had a showing in our parish and I liked it very much. It was as billed, the story as told from the viewpoint of one seer, Lucia, and more her personal experience, rather than the objective narrative of what Our Lady said and did, or an exploration of the visions and messages themselves. In that, relating Lucia's story, the film succeeded. Since I have seen other presentations based on the apparitions and the messages, I don't see any lack in this one on that score.
Yes it was a bit hollywood with the sfx but no more, and actually much less, than a feature film should be. Too much of that, visions of hell, angels and so forth, would have been over the top. Some of the kids (our youth group sponsored the event) remarked that for the first time the understood how hard it was to be a visionary, and what it would be like, as a kid, to experience something like this, and they could see themselves reacting to such an event. In that alone it had a worthwhile impact, I think.