The Da Vinci Code trailer

To all who are interested, here is the trailer to the Da Vinci Code.

Tell me what you think.

movies.yahoo.com/shop?d=hv&cf=trailer&id=1808625216&intl=us

“Here we go again!” --C3PO.

Peace

That thing’s opening on my birthday! :bigyikes: :frowning:
I hope I can return it for something else.
Scout :tiphat:

I am sure this came up about the book, but would it be a sin to go see it? I am not even sure if I could sit through it though.

I am sooo disappointed in “Opie”…

Jason - it’s not a sin to read the book - it’s FICTION. Use it as a catalyst to research things about your faith and Church you may not be completely sure of, based on what you read. It can really be a rewarding exercise and a good way to take advantage of this fictional effort!

Oh, no. I didn’t know they actually *were making a movie. The only thing I had heard was that they were thinking about making one. I cannot believe people actually like this book. I only read a little bit, but Dan Brown’s writing is horrific. I’m a better writer than him…and now I have much more confidence of getting published since I have seen what crp has made a bestseller list.

Just watched the trailer. Tom Hanks? Ian McKellan? Say it ain’t so! They’re two of my favorite actors…they shouldn’t be doing filth like this!

It is very disappointing to see both Howard and Hanks working on this. It is going to be an awesomely produced movie because of the quality of the directing and acting involved.

Looks like I’ll be studying up for the confirmation class I teach. I’m sure it’ll be a hot topic.

FICTION ALERT!
Yes the book is somewhat offensive and many people are taking it too sriously, but at the end of the day, it is just a work of fiction.

But the gullible minds across the world won’t see it as that.

[quote=Brain]FICTION ALERT!
Yes the book is somewhat offensive and many people are taking it too sriously, but at the end of the day, it is just a work of fiction.
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hmm…tell that to all the people that think it’s true and actually believe his “facts” (or should I say falsities) page of his book.
But then again, his offensive BS story is just one reason I can’t stand the book. The other is that Dan Brown is just a god-awful writer.

[quote=Rand Al’Thor]hmm…tell that to all the people that think it’s true and actually believe his “facts” (or should I say falsities) page of his book.
But then again, his offensive BS story is just one reason I can’t stand the book. The other is that Dan Brown is just a god-awful writer.
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dan brown wants the readers to treat it not as “just fiction”, but a challenge to religion (especially Catholicism) and history.

I think Dan Brown has an agenda against anything that might bring people to God. If it’s sacred, he seeks to desecrate it.

CARose

He’s on par with Michael Moore. IMHO.

Just arm yourselves with a fist full of OSV’s brochure on the D’uh Vinci Code and be ready to defend the faith:

http://catalog.osv.com/images/products/P162_150.gif

catalog.osv.com/Catalog.aspx?ProductCode=P162

ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS!


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What a crappy trailer. It didn’t reveal anything about the movie. I guess people think it’s cool because it magnified the Mona Lisa’s face about 1 billion times.

[quote=mjdonnelly]But the gullible minds across the world won’t see it as that.
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EXACTY!!

[quote=mjdonnelly]But the gullible minds across the world won’t see it as that.
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Theonly people who tend to believe in this dibble are the ones who want to believe it. You’ve heard it said that when the student is ready, the teacher appears. Well, Dan Brown produced a work to validate those people (even the ones sitting in the pews of your very church) who want to believe that the Catholic Church is the sole conspirator behind all of the world’s misery. I’ll bet that, outside of the whole Jesus and Mary Magdelene thing, this movie gets a ringing endorsement from the likes of Jack Chick, Bart Brewster, Dave Hunt, James White, et al. “See, we told you that Catholicism was the Whore of Babylon, this movie proves it.” All this movie proves is that Dan Brown is a sloppy researcher and an average novelist who happened to swing his hammer at the right rock and uncovered a vein of gold.

I thought that that book was very entertaining, and a good beach read. I read it on vacation two summers ago. I wasn’t offended, because it’s not true. I’m sure the movie will be entertaining also. But it is destructive because so many people who see it, will not understand it to be fiction. It’s too bad that people take it as history and not for what it is: an entertaining but made-up story.

Pete

Okay, like it not here’s my take:

If you read eclectically about Christianity you know that especially since the 1950’s there has been, in the United States at least, a growing curiosity about Jesus as a historical figure. Scholarly research and writing have followed. We have all witnessed the scholarly duels between such men as Raymond Brown and John Dominic Crossan.

But, although these writers have penned books for popular consumption that avoid technical jargon and don’t require professional command of Hebrew, Greek and Latin, they still tend somewhat to prolixity and require some concentration from the non-professional reader, such as I am.

Dan Brown has found a niche in the popular culture that wants to be spoonfed facts about the historical Jesus and not be bothered with details or concentrated study.

There is nothing new in the Da Vinci Code. The myth of the Merovingians is just another attempt to justify the right to rule. (A more modern version is to consider how many German politicians “found” that they werre decended from Charlemagne.) The history of the Knights Templar and their extermination has been the stuff of scandal and mystery for decades. It is all old hat - to those who read a little deeper.

But, Brown has found a way to make these subjects interesting even fascinating to the general reader.

Sure, as one poster above noted, his writing is poor. But good writing doesn’t always mean everything. Bill Clinton’s biography sold millions of copies and will sell millions more. Remember how Truman Capote criticized Jack Kerouac’s On the Road as being typing not writing? Well, recently the manuscript of On the Road was on display at a major university and is garnering high praise.

The DaVinci Code is just a popular fictional novel that has captured public imagination.

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