So Tim and I went to see The DaVinci Code today. And now I can say, “I liked the movie more than the book.” Ian MacKellan was fun. That’s it. Also, correct me if I’m wrong because I don’t remember this detail in the book, but isn’t Silas an albino? That’s why he has white skin and white hair, correct? Albinos have red eyes, not pale blue–it’s part of what makes them an albino. But perhaps Silas isn’t an albino and is actually an angel of God or a ghost, which would render my point moot. Who knows. The movie did stick very closely with the book though, so if you liked the book then by all means see this movie–you’ll enjoy it.
Stepping out of the theater we saw real live protesters with signs insulting the movie and saying, “We love Jesus.” Yeah thanks, me too–want my ticket stub? What is the big damn deal? Dan Brown (a man who earned his fame with his controversy, not his writing) wrote a fictional book. Fiction means “not real.” These people are protesting something that isn’t real. I’d much rather devote my time to protesting against racism, or world hunger, or child labor in…Rwanda (or wherever they have child labor). Doesn’t that seem like a better use of time?
What message do these protesters send out to your typical movie-goer? “Do-dee-doo, I just finished watching that DaVinci movie. I didn’t understand everything it had to say, but it was interesting. What’s this? Christians are protesting it? Perhaps this movie hits closer to home than I thought.” Or worse, “Typical–those Christians are so close-minded. They’ll protest anything. What a bunch of idiots.”
Do you ever feel as though you’re the only one who gets it?