Today I went to the movie which I wait for a long time, The Da Vinci Code. I went with Justin and Amber, we read the book, so we all were very exciting.
Last night, I was reading newspaper online. There is an interesting news. Thailand and Philippines are Catholic country, so Thailand cut 10 minutes of the film and put a sentence "This is a fiction film" in the end of the movie. And The Da Vinci Code is rated "R"(限制級) in Philippines. It means you can watch this film if you older than 18, so there are still some people complain about this in Philippines.
Although America is a Christian country, but I'm glad they didn't against this movie like Thailand or Philippines. So I went to watch on the coming out day.
We were in a rush. We took 15 mintues to finish our lunch at McDonald's, and drive to the theater as fast as we could. But we missed few mintues movie. The professor Robert London(Tom Hanks) and Sophie Neveu(Audrey Tautou) was in the restroom in Louvre museum when we were finding seats in the theater.
I read the book one year ago, so I don't remember many details. But the film made me recall some parts of the book. It's a great movie, just like the book.
This film is so dark. When we came out the theater, we can barely open our eyes because of the shining sun. We were very satisfied about The Da Vinci Code. But I guess it aggravates many very devout Jesus' follower.
There is an interesting article adopt from Time Magazine May 22, 2006 issue<6 Ways to Break the Da Vinci Code>, by JEREMY CAPLAN:
1. BAN(禁演) Both cinemas in the Faroe Islands, a Danish territory, are refusing to show the adaptation of Dan Brown's blockbuster novel on grounds of sacrilege. This isn't the first film banned there. Monty Python's Life of Brian was nixed for its naughty nuances.
2. STARVE(絕食) If their government nixes a ban, a group of Catholics in India may fast--"unto death," said one of its leaders.
3. SUE(控告) Top Vatican official Francis Cardinal Arinze said the film's insults to the faith may merit legal action to stop its dissemination.
4. RIDICULE(嘲弄) The Da Vinci Code Response Group says it won't stoop to condemnations or boycotts but calls the film "harmless" and "grotesque."
5. PREACH(傳教) More than half of U.S. pastors polled by Leadership, a Christian magazine, said they planned sermons, classes or seminars to discuss biblical and theological issues raised by the film.
6. COUNTERPROGRAM(反制) Along with the usual pre-movie trailers, 250 theaters in Sydney, Australia, will show a brief Anglican Church video challenging the film, part of an effort to get 10% of the city's population to become churchgoers by 2012.
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