Monday, June 19, 2006

How Dull the Con of Ron


I stumbled today across a blog full of strange bedfellows. Run by a former Christian fundamentalist turned born-again Catholic, he's teamed up with an atheist to rejoice over the half-billion dollar failure that was the movie The Da Vinci Code.

Carl Olson and his fellow travelers at The Da Vinci Code Hoax blog are tickled pink that domestic ticket sales for the movie tanked after just a few weeks. They call the movie "dead" in the U.S. while chastising the predominantly Catholic European countries who coughed up millions to watch Tom Hanks and Audrey Tautou wander around France and Scotland onscreen.

The contributors at this blog write well, and seem to make sense even when you don't agree with them on all their points. I do have to agree when Olson says that the unforgiveable sin about the film The Da Vinci Code is that it is "ponderous, boring, [and] silly."

Enjoy the made-up controversy. It's all we have left of a what was a fun build-up to a major let-down. Sort of like sex sometime, isn't it? So much promise... so little fulfillment.

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