For me it captured that love/hate relationship that you can have with a religion. You love the stories, the mystery, but there's so much to dislike as well. It's probably the difference between believing in God, and hating the way organized religion perverts the ideas. Because it's all about interpretation. contd.
Deux débonnaires vagabonds partent en pèlerinage de Paris à Saint Jacques de Compostelle et vont faire de bien curieuses et révélatrices rencontres dans leurs longues pérégrinations à travers le temps, l'espace et la pernicieuse religion judéo-chrétienne ..... www.cinefiches.com
The Milky Way is a very transitional film from Buñuel & screenwriter Carrière, showing the way towards the free-form, fractured narrative approach of Discreet Charm and Phantom of Liberty. But the density of philosophical ideas—about the strange way logic, faith, and carnality fall into uneasy coexistence—is fascinating and delivered cheekily. Not the best place for a newcomer to start, but worth it for acolytes.
Felt more like a lesson on Catholicism than a Buñuel film. Perhaps I wound have enjoyed it more had I been raised Catholic. But yeah, some good scenes, but overall I didn't really find this film to be particularly entertaining at all. I pretty much agree with what RAMOSBARAJAS wrote below me. No humor, no charm and pretty dry overall. Not bad by any means but I expected a lot more from Buñuel!