Sunday, May 21, 2006

Duh Vinci Code

I watched the Da Vinci Code yesterday with my friend Alvin. Dan Brown is now 240 pesos (120=1 ticket) richer because of the two of us... hehehe. Anyway, the movie was... boring.

My friend said he literally dosed off in the middle of the movie. It was not convincing at all, not even compelling. It was like an ordinary thriller film. Tom Hanks' acting was mediocre, compared to his other films.

The lines outside the Ayala cinemas were amazing: long queues that extended several meters away from the theaters' entrance. Amazing how this movie has become such a hit. The controversy undoubtedly helped make this happen.

Alvin was disappointed because he thought the movie's gonna focus on Da Vinci's paintings themselves, on the supposed "codes", and how they relate or lead to who killed the museum curator, and the whole conspiracy thing of Opus Dei and the Priory of Sion. Painter man gud siya, so he's interested in that.

I find nothing "theatening" in the movie at all. Perhaps many things from the book was left out. I really wish to read the book someday, for the sake of curiosity, then read Carl Olson and Sandra Miesel's "Da Vinci Hoax". (Also visit the blog.)

A very helpful website you might want to visit (by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, by the way): Jesus Decoded.

Also important: the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines' pastoral statement.

On a slightly unrelated note: I was reading about incorruptibles this morning and I thought to myself, "This is the thing one should point out to agnostics and atheists -- solid proof for God's existence!"

(Photo above: Saint Bernadette Soubirous)

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