First off, in my last post I forgot to give Maria grief for Sunday. Not because she got home well after 5, even though she explicitly promised me she'd be home by then so I could have the car in order to see the Johnnie crowd. No, not because she delayed us, but rather because she didn't hang out with us on Sunday. She had only 1 day to hang out with her brother and sister-in-law, and she chose to go over to her boyfriend's. The very same boyfriend who she had just spent prom with, the night before. She picked the guy she sees all the time, and can see all the time, over the brother she never gets to see. And that hurt our feelings. Maria, you're on notice.
Ok, but here's the question:
Should The Da Vinci Code have a disclaimer before it's shown in theaters? I haven't read the book, but I'm pumped to see the film. Hanks and Howard are a great team, and it looks like an excellent and exciting movie.
But should the film have some sort of notice, telling fans that the movie is a work of fiction, and that the historical theories are not being presented as fact? Or are those theories actually meant to be taken as fact? After all, there are people out there who actually believe and support them. Even regardless of how people take the theories, should there be some sort of disclaimer regarding the negative portrayal of Catholics and Opus Dei?
Certainly there is some precedent for these types of negative religious portrayals. When The Passion of the Christ came out, there were massive calls for a disclaimer regarding that film's treatment of the Jews. In response there was a waiver placed before the film, and I think that was a right and sensitive decision. So what about in the current case? The Code is clearly more fictional than The Passion, but the negative portrayal of a religious group is still putting some people on edge?
What do you think?
Well I ain't feeling happy 'bout the state of things in my life
But I'm working to make it better with a six of Miller high life