Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Cannes Underwhelmed by “The Da Vinci Code”

From Heart, Mind & Strength, the fact that the response to “The Da Vinci Code” at the Cannes Film Festival has been lukewarm at best.

The film seems to faithfully follow the book of the same name, which is (not to put too fine a point on the matter) a pastiche of lies and misrepresentations designed to attach Christianity and particularly Catholicism.

Christian groups have been gearing up to debunk the movie, viewing its release as a “teachable moment” during which to talk about church history.

Unless the movie is more popular with general audiences than it has been at Cannes, that may not be necessary. While the movie JFK was a compelling piece of cinema (all the while twisting history in the service of a paranoid agenda), “The Da Vinci Code” may be just a big fat clunker.

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