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The DaVinci Code

OK, so I'll admit that I haven't read the book. But I managed to catch The DaVinci code last night and I have to admit I really enjoyed it.

I feel like the reviewers that have been giving it mediocre (or worse) reviews are just succumbing to the Catholic machine. Not only do we have to listen to constant interviews with members of the "real" Opus Dei who deny the brainwashing allegations etc., but we have to deal with reviewers whose complaints about the film range from "it's anti-Jesus" (Victoria Alexander,, to suggest the film spends too much time on pesky explanations, yet relies on acting and subtext too often (Jeffrey Anderson, Combustible Celluloid). I think that last one is a contradiction in terms, but hey, when you're mad, you don't NEED to make sense -- right?

And as for the religious right, the only argument I seem to be hearing is "Our faith can't withstand close scrutiny."

Has anyone else seen it? What did you think?

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The 5th Beatle

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Right on. Catholics deserve to be the subject of scrutiny just as much as scientologists, mormons, jews, muslims ... anyone. Their "holier than thou" (literally) attitiude is probably the reason why they've become so irrelevant. The movie actually had something of a positive message towards religion, but because it suggests that Jesus might have been just a regular dude (GASP!!!) ... well, it's just wrong, now isn't it?

Oh, and for the record, the church is getting pissed off AT A STORY. FICTION.

Bill Hicks might've liked this movie, eh?

-- Edited by Nick at 12:00, 2006-05-21

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I saw it as well... I did not read the book either, but I did have a general idea of what it was about, and i do say i enjoyed it, in a sort of National Treasure Way ( i adore that movie, but that's because i love American History)... so, i did think the film was great; i love Tom Hanks in anything he's done basically, and it was interesting throughout.. i asked my family who has read the book, and they all enjoyed it, which i dont think had happened since A Time To Kill (usually they are very cynical)... But yes, good film.


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