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(Yahoo)   Movie critics reveal their take on "The Da Vinci Code": Isthay oviemay uckssay allsbay   (news.yahoo.com ) divider line
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2006-05-17 10:05:28 AM  
See? That's a much better reason to avoid seeing the movie than biatching and boycotting.
 
2006-05-17 10:17:08 AM  
Shouldn't that be 'isthay'?
 
2006-05-17 10:21:52 AM  
Holy Crap ArcadianRefugee I think that was the first case of Pig Latin Grammar/Spelling Nazism ever recorded on Fark.
Congratulations!
 
2006-05-17 10:34:44 AM  
It should be allsbay too!
 
2006-05-17 10:38:01 AM  
In fact: The whole thing is wrong to wit;
isthay oviemay uckssay allsbay

Damn kids
 
2006-05-17 10:38:31 AM  
I don't think they are planning on winning any Oscars here. This movie was made for your average American, not film critics.
 
2006-05-17 10:43:01 AM  
meh - Cannes. They don't like anything that isn't Motorcycle Diaries or similar.

What was their reaction to Snakes on a Plane?
 
2006-05-17 10:58:42 AM  
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2006-05-17 11:11:13 AM  
Tom Hanks is in it, it has to be good.
 
2006-05-17 11:17:31 AM  
Ixnay on the igpay atinlay, okay?
 
2006-05-17 11:30:11 AM  
The Da Vinci Code premiere late on Wednesday kicks off 12 hectic days of screenings, interviews, photocalls and partying in Cannes, the world's biggest film festival.

I read this as 12 heretic days of.... woo hoo, I'm there.
 
2006-05-17 11:33:32 AM  
I don't think movie critics ever like movies. They like film and cinema, but not movies. And just about anything starring Tom Hanks qualifies more as a "movie" than as a "film".

/likes movies
//likes tom hanks
///prob'ly won't see this one
////SLASHIES!!!!1!1!
 
2006-05-17 11:36:08 AM  
Supposedly it is a clunker, but will still sell tons of tix and make million-millions of money because dipshiat Catholics brought all this attention to it.

Can't win for losing, bead mumblers.
 
2006-05-17 11:38:14 AM  
Mr. Clarence Butterworth

They've been having 24 hour Da Vinci Code coverage on CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, etc. So now I must pay $9.50 to see it because if I don't, the terrist wins?

Go USA
 
2006-05-17 11:38:47 AM  
I'm actually surprised by this, considering the entire book screamed "I'm movie friendly! I swear! Look- action! Weeeeee!"
 
2006-05-17 11:39:06 AM  
How bad could a Ron Howard-directed movie starring Tom Hanks be? I don't think either of them are capable of tanking one...
 
2006-05-17 11:39:06 AM  
DMentia777

I don't think movie critics ever like movies. They like film and cinema, but not movies.


Ebert likes flicks. Or at least, can appreciate flicks.

NuttierThanEver: I LOL'd!
 
2006-05-17 11:39:13 AM  
Read the book and don't plan on watching the movie.

/Foucault's Pendulum is way better
 
2006-05-17 11:39:44 AM  
Why did anyone think this was going to be good? The book was interesting for the first 100 pages, then got really lame, and the ending was visible from space. Only reason I'll see it is because it provides an excuse for gawking at Audrey Tatou for 2 hours.
 
2006-05-17 11:39:55 AM  
We plan to see it just because it gets the Catholic's panties in a knot.

/OH NOES!! FICTION!!!
 
2006-05-17 11:40:07 AM  
Croooow!

This movie was made for your average American, not film critics.

Even the average American deserves quality.
 
2006-05-17 11:40:20 AM  
Mr. Clarence Butterworth

"Supposedly it is a clunker, but will still sell tons of tix and make million-millions of money because dipshiat Catholics brought all this attention to it."

Yeah that is the reason. NO ONE had ever heard of this book or movie before the Catholic boycott.

^^rolls eyes^^

/ps: your hood is showing, Know Nothing
 
2006-05-17 11:40:37 AM  
I can honestly say I've never seen a movie with 0%, even if it does only have the minimum 5 reviews.

i4.tinypic.com
 
2006-05-17 11:41:10 AM  
helchose

Works on the same principle of how nobody really cared about who the Sex Pistols were until they swore on Bill Grundy.
 
2006-05-17 11:41:12 AM  
Bead mumblers, Mr. Clarence Butterworth? I take offense to that remark! I never mumble!

Does Tom Cruise have a cameo?
 
2006-05-17 11:41:19 AM  
Captain_Buttwing

Even the average American deserves quality.

Tell that to the makers of Big Momma's House II
 
2006-05-17 11:41:35 AM  
I refused to read the book, so I will also refuse to see the film, Tom Hanks or not.
 
2006-05-17 11:42:12 AM  
Critics said the same thing about the book as well... then it went on to sell more than 40 million copies. Critics don't know itshay about what the general populace is interested in.

/2+2 = shirt falling off!
 
2006-05-17 11:42:27 AM  
I am going to take one for the non TF'ers and assume the headline was fixed after all the pig-Latin grammar nazi comments. Because they look identical to me now.

/you are welcome everyone. though I don't expect this to be the last I read of this.
 
2006-05-17 11:42:37 AM  
"Life is like milking a cow, never know when your going to get kicked."
 
2006-05-17 11:42:53 AM  
The novel has enraged religious groups because one of its characters argues that Jesus Christ married Mary Magdalene and had a child by her, and that elements within the Catholic Church resorted to murder to hide the truth.

In Thailand on Wednesday, a police-run censorship board overturned an earlier decision to cut the last 10 minutes of the film, but insisted the distributor added disclaimers stating it was fiction.



Is it me or do the most vocal followers of some religions have a hard time seeing the difference between fact and fiction. What's the deal with that?
 
2006-05-17 11:43:19 AM  
El-Ravager

How do you know if the book is any good or not.

/P.S.-It's not. But you should read it before criticizing it
 
2006-05-17 11:43:48 AM  
your hood is showing, Know Nothing

Catholicism is a race? That's new one. Go ahead, tell me how persecuted you are.

The police lock up your church? Take your Bible? Arrest your priest?

No? Then put up or shut up.
 
2006-05-17 11:43:57 AM  
I'm sure it's been repeated but I'm sure the primary reason religious groups as extra upset at this film/book is because the author insists it's true. He consistently comes out and says "if I was to write non-fiction, I wouldn't change a thing".
 
2006-05-17 11:44:03 AM  
"I'm very happy to believe that Jesus was married," he said. "I know the Catholic Church has problems with gay people and I thought this would be absolute proof that Jesus was not gay."

Hahahaha.

Also, john_frink, it's 2.5 hours. Enjoy. *wink*
 
2006-05-17 11:44:55 AM  
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2006-05-17 11:44:57 AM  
What's up with the Pig Latin? Everyone knows that Vatican II allowed the vernacular in Mass.
 
2006-05-17 11:47:20 AM  
DEAR FARK,
IM TAKING A GIRL ON A MOVIE DATE TONIGHT AND THIS WAS THE MOVIE I WANTED TO SEE BUT IT APPEARS LIKE THE MOVIE SUCKS. SO HELP ME FARK FIND A MOVIE THAT WILL GET ME SOME BOOBERZ.
 
2006-05-17 11:47:31 AM  
Croooow!

I don't think they are planning on winning any Oscars here. This movie was made for your average American, basic tube-sucking moron, not film critics.

Fixed that for you. :)
 
2006-05-17 11:47:32 AM  
I wonder if the problem is that when it's a mystery and you've already read the book, why bother watching a 3+ hour movie about it??? Take out the mystery part and you have a bunch of people just running around in the Lourve for what will seem like an eternity. Then again, Tom Hanks made cast away a decent film.
 
2006-05-17 11:47:35 AM  
I think the local cinema owners are asking the really legitimate question...

Will it sell popcorn?
 
2006-05-17 11:48:07 AM  
Mr. Clarence Butterworth

your hood is showing, Know Nothing

Catholicism is a race? That's new one. Go ahead, tell me how persecuted you are.

The police lock up your church? Take your Bible? Arrest your priest?

No? Then put up or shut up.


I like where this thread is going! Pretty soon, some one can start dissing The Jews (like The Beatles, but with a funky klezmer beat) and summon Tatsuma!

/loves teh holy wars on fark
 
2006-05-17 11:49:32 AM  
Tom Hanks is in it? Darn, I really wanted to see this one.
 
2006-05-17 11:51:46 AM  
I really was hoping this would be a good movie. I was hoping for one of those rare Exorcist/Godfather/Fight Club things where the movie is actually much better than the book.
Alas.
 
2006-05-17 11:51:48 AM  
What the blue bloody hell was Opie thinking?
This will be yet another Tom Hanks movie I won't be seeing, just because he's in too damn many movies, I saw Saving Private Ryan, just because it was really good, but I've been boycotting him since You've Got Mail.
 
2006-05-17 11:52:22 AM  
SlowPockets

Is it me or do the most vocal followers of some religions have a hard time seeing the difference between fact and fiction. What's the deal with that?

As I've pointed out multitudinous times the officials in the catholic church (cardinals and the like) are incredibly well educated and brilliant men who know thier history and the history of western civilization (often synonymous) quite well. They also know a veritable -farkton- of other things that it's safe to assume everyone here wouldn't have a clue about. I'm not a catholic by the way.

The problem (as a cardinal pointed out in more euphamistic term the other day) is that the average citizen today is such a huge dumbass with so little grasp of history (church or otherwise) as to believe just about anything they hear. Consequently what would be an obviously silly piece of fluff fiction becomes a secret document revealing a vast international conspiracy... somehow uncovered by some guy named Dan Brown in his spare time.

So people really shouldn't have to be told the book is a lot of made up silliness with no intellectual basis whatsoever, but sadly - they DO have to be told.

So really I'm not mad at Dan Brown, I'm mad at the poor state of educational attainment of most other people. Actually not even that, because it's fine to be ignorant, most people always will be and can't really help it... but when you're ignorant about a topic (read: religion or history) be careful about offering authoritative sounding public opinions.
 
2006-05-17 11:53:03 AM  
When's Snakes on a Plane coming out?

I'm sick of remakes and low brow religious mysticism that no doubt slanders Leonardo Da Vinci. That's the only thing I really dislike about it, besides the unavoidavble hype.
 
2006-05-17 11:53:20 AM  
poisonpill
I'm sure it's been repeated but I'm sure the primary reason religious groups as extra upset at this film/book is because the author insists it's true. He consistently comes out and says "if I was to write non-fiction, I wouldn't change a thing".

Actually, they are upset because the ideas (theories) from the book, along with the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the Judas Gospel and the other alternative histories popping up, are just a new introduction to the mainstream populace to critical thinking. Critical thinking and organized Christianity typically don't mix.

Really, if Jesus were married...if Judas was asked by Jesus to betray him...if there were living descendants of Jesus, how does that invalidate the "he died for you and me", and the "be excellent to eachother" teachings. How does it even invaldiate the idea that he was divine?

It doesn't. What it does is get people to thinking stuff like:

Is my priest lying about this, or anything else?
Why trust a lying organization, even if they did it for good reasons?
Why go along with one particular viewpoint, when there is emerging evidence of alternatives?
 
2006-05-17 11:54:18 AM  
How dare they spout this ridiculous drivel that calls into question the other ridiculous drivel we've been taught about Jesus.

I demand our right to be spared having the freedom to choose whether or not to see this movie...
 
2006-05-17 11:54:48 AM  
DirtyHarry,

Take her to see "High Heel Kitty".

Love,

NewHere
 
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