Agora (2009)

I loved the idea of Agora. Since I have a B.A. in History of Art, and been studying Archeology, I love the ancient world. Roman, greek and most of all egyptian. Therefor, I loved the storyline to Agora. to bad I fell a sleep…

The plot: It`s set in Alexandria, Egypt. 391 A.D. -Roman Egypt. From imdb: “…concerning a slave who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hopes of pursuing freedom while also falling in love with his master, the famous female philosophy professor and atheist Hypatia of Alexandria.”

The problem is I don`t feel it. Even with amazing actors like Rachel Weisz in the role as Hypatia. It`s flat, boring and without depth. Is it about Alexandra? Hypatia? The christian Slave? The library that burned? The city? The fall of Roman empire? Everything is so uncommited. We don`t get to know the chracters that well. It`s just a waste of time.

Too many movies like this are far better. Next please!


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