Saturday, May 20, 2006

Movie Controversy

So I saw the Da Vinci Code movie with some college students last night. First time I've seen any movie on opening night for years and years. Now, I've read the book, so none of the controversial stuff was a surprise to me. However, aside from Tom Hanks' hair, in my opinion, the thing people should complain the most about is that the movie isn't very good, and not that it says this, that, or the other thing about Jesus or the Catholic church. Another way of saying this is that it's hard to get offended by stuff when the story doesn't make you care enough about it. I didn't think it was a horrible movie. But having read the book, I just thought that it may be one of those stories that just doesn't translate well to film. Nice try . . .

posted by Steve at 9:43 AM
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3 Comments:

Blogger Chris Marlow commented at 11:01 AM~  

That is lame. Great book, lame movie. Who would have thought?

Blogger Joel Nimmo commented at 7:54 PM~  

I can't imagine how any studio could ever have thought this story had the makings of a good movie in it...

Trying to make a book about deciphering codes into a movie is about as good of an idea as trying to make a TV show about a mathemeticia-- err, nevermind. Bad example. What I meant to say is, who would ever make a movie about a quest for the holy grai-- okay, I give up on the examples.

Regardless, this is not a story that anyone could translate into a good film, and I can't imagine it ever would have been made if it weren't for the obvious draw of controversy.

Blogger Steve commented at 11:29 AM~  

Nicely done Joel. Good to hear from you again.

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I'm Steve Lewis. This used to be my blogging home. My online home is now at SpiritFarmer.com. When this blog was my active online home, I lived in Seattle. Now I live in London, UK. I follow Jesus (poorly most of the time), worship simply, read a lot, watch culture, go to school, listen to music, write, enjoy art, and drink a lot of coffee.
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