Here we go with more Hollywood hype again!
The Da Vinci Code opens today--and as a book, it was a terrific bestseller--now as a film, it might just be mediocre, but will most likely be a blockbuster hit nonetheless. The film has a pretty impressive cast: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou (of Amélie fame), and Sir Ian McKellen, who is one of the world's finest actors alive, and one of my heroes! He practically steals the movie too, from what I've heard.
What's gonna fuel lots of people to go see it, is the controversy. Yes, the Catholic Church and other Christian churches have already (with expected precision) blasted the film as blasphemous, full of lies, offensive, and divisive. This due to the fact that the secret married life of Jesus is exposed! BIG WHOOP!
So what and who cares?! I mean really. I personally don't believe Jesus really ever got married or came of Earth to live as a most normal men, even though he was human. But so what if he did build a home with Mary Magdalene? That shouldn't change his overall message of love and tolerance while he was here.
So there goes the Church barking loudly, getting the film nothing but more exposure and media attention. Don't these people know by now that protesting something only makes it more popular to the curious who will flock to it like vultures to a carcass? Madonna's Sex book, Married With Children, Howard Stern, and Brokeback Mountain are prime examples of having benefitted from negative controversy.
The first reviews for the film are pretty awful though. But it won't matter. Many will go see it anyway--at least in its opening weekend.
Sounds like a DVD movie to me, to be quite honest.