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Posted by WolverineDG in Countdown/Keith Olbermann Group
Sun May 21st 2006, 10:29 PM
and to my surprise, I enjoyed the movie more than I enjoyed the book. Quite honestly, I got frustrated with the writing, as it seemed Brown would describe a scene in which the main character(s) are about to be offed & then use that time to natter on for 20+ pages on something obscure, then go back to the action JUST BEFORE the axe fell. Or something. Sure the movie kind of thunks at the end, but then, so does the book (IMO YMMV). It does make me wonder if the movie critics who panned this movie are on the take from someone. IT'S A MOVIE, just like the Jesus Chainsaw Massacre "Passion of the Christ." I had no plans to see the movie at all until people started getting their panties in a twist about it.

The first time I saw it on Saturday (yes you read that right), I went with a friend & her mother & uncle. All of them are Catholic. Let's just say I'm indifferent. We all enjoyed the movie. I had other errands in SA to run, but by evening, I was at another movie theatre because I wanted to see "V for Vendetta." As I drove up to this theatre, though, there were protestors, one of whom was holding a sign that read "Hollywood is throwing Christians to the Lions." FOR.CHRIST'S.SAKE. That's a bit much. So, being in a bit of a pissed off mood, I decided to "strike back" & go see the movie again. I actually liked it even better the second time, since I got time to notice all of the symbols Ron Howard was throwing into the scenery. Think the tiling in the bathroom or the way the books were stacked was a coincidence? Hmm, not. The evening show was sold out & the audience reacted more to the funny parts than the morning audience did. Not sure why.

As I left the theatre, the protestors still weren't bothering anyone & no one was bothering them, so I just walked on by. The people I do have a problem with are those like Tweety, who should know better as he should have actually READ THE DAMN BOOK BEFORE CRITICIZING IT. One of the characters in the movie actually states that the group doing the persecuting is NOT the Catholic Church NOR Opus Dei, but another group called "The Council of Shadows." So if anyone keeps whining about how Hollywood is picking on the poor Catholic Church & Opus Dei, you might want to point this out.

This morning, however, I was killing time in a bookstore & found an illustrated version of "The DaVinci Code," so I started thumbing through it to look at the artwork, minding my own business. Then some woman comes up with a friend & starts making snide remarks about all the books coming out in conjunction with the movie (well, DUH, it's called making money), & then points to me & says "See, people are so stupid. They read something in a book & think it's real." I looked her in the eye & said "So by your logic,if I read the Bible & believe what is in that, then I'm stupid." ::crickets::

Go see the movie. It's a good murder/suspense/action flick. Besides, you'll piss off the religious right.

dg
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