I notice the usual Catholic bloggers are falling over themselves to tell you a horrid movie is coming out soon. More so, the criticisms of Dan Brown seem to have been exhausted, so they need to tell us the director’s a sop. Or is it sob? I get those two confused reading the blogosphere sometimes.
I have caught a few bits of the first movie on cable tv, but never all the way through. I looked at one of Dan Brown’s books, but decided it wasn’t worth my time. I’m sure our corporate masters at Hollywood were pleased to see Catholics generate so much cash for them the last time around. There’s something less than that in 2009–which is good, imo. Still, the tack that we shouldn’t go see a film version of a work of fiction because it plays with the truth, it casts the Church in a bad light, and besides, the main players are close to the worst writer, director, and haircut ever–all that seems rather weak. And petty.