Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 52 year old Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of Detroit. Piety Hill refers to the old name for our neighborhood. The neighborhood has changed a great deal in the over 150 years we have been on this corner (but not our traditional biblical theology) and it is now known for the neighboring theatres, the professional baseball and football stadiums and new hockey/basketball arena.

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Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Da Vinci Code - early reviews are in.....

...and most think the movie stinks!

Forget the theological and ecclesiastical objections, not to mention the shear historical evidence against what Brown claims is FACT; the early reviews from the Cannes Film festival is that the move is mediocre at best, and awful by most accounts. Many reviewers said that at what should have been the most suspenseful solemn scenes, the audience giggled. And if you haven't read the book it is hard to follow the plot (by then again, only 40 million + copies of the book have been sold!).

For all the hype, it seems it will go the way of The Book of Daniel - the aweful NBC series about an Episcopal Priest who has Jesus show up and give him bad theological advice. That show was cancelled because there weren't enough views, which meant no one wanted to advertise on it, which means there is no money! The same might end up being true about The Da Vinci Code move - The big splash at the beginning, and after the initial hoopla, the word of mouth will get out and let people know it isn't that good a film. Then off to DVD.