Sunday, May 21, 2006

Hello, people....

While I realize that editorial opinion is usually the province of Shallow Man, I needed to stop for a moment and just get something off of my chest.

Regarding "The Da Vinci Code" (don't worry, I'm not going to get into an argument about the religious implications), I just want to say one thing:


It bugs me that people would even think that a disclaimer at the beginning of the film, specifying that the following story is fictional, would be necessary. (Director Ron Howard's response to this was that you don't have disclaimers in front of spy thrillers telling the audience that they're not real.)

As I said before, movies are not real! Just because you saw it in a movie does not mean that it is an accurate depiction of the way the world really is. Sheesh. (And the fact that you picked up the novel in the "Fiction" section should also have clued you in on the fact that it is, well, fictitious. As in, not real.)

It reminds me of when we went to see "The Bourne Supremacy," and a disgruntled older man leaned over to his wife and said in an extremely disdainful and not-quiet-at-all voice, "There's our tax dollars at work." Like it was a documentary or something and that Matt Damon actually is an agent of the US Government. Um, I don't think so.

Ron, maybe we do need those spy movie disclaimers after all.