Auto blog post while I’m away #1
Wherever you go at the moment you can’t avoid seeing references to the Da Vinci Code. It is everywhere. The past few years have been bad enough with the book appearing in commuter hands all across the country, but now with the film being released the whole hysteria has creeped up a notch.
And I’m ever so bored of it. Ever so.
I haven’t read the book. I tried, it was crap, I tossed it. I haven’t seen the film. The trailers put me off. they’ve been showing for how many generations now? Every time I’ve gone to the cinema over the past 10 years it seems like I’ve seen that trailer. At first the teaser trailer was okay, fine, and I even thought that maybe the book could make a good film. I’ve heard it is a thriller-type and often not-so-good books make great films. The Godfather anyone? but then it was on again, and again, and again. And then they started showing the real trailer. This was back in 1066 or so. They really wanted to build publicity you see.
And ever so quickly I grew ever so fatigued with it With its pointlessness and overhyped music and proclamations that it would shake the very foundations of humanity.
Honestly, do you really think that anything possibly could shake the foundations of humanity? Human belief systems, yes that could happen. But a theory shaking the actual foundations of humanity. Chance’d be a fine thing.
So I decided I wouldn’t go. Not unless I was stuck for something to see and wanted to waste some time. But then the reviews started coming out from Cannes. Reports of critics laughing at pivotal scenes. I got curious. See, I don’t actually read reviews before I see a film. But I’ll skim headlines and, in all fairness, it is pretty hard to miss hearing how much the world either hates or loves the Da Vinci Code. And then I read FM’s review.
I’ll have to go, it sounds so terrible it may just be watchable. Popcorn will be required. But I think I’m going to give it a go, it’ll be hanging around in the cinemas for ages anyways, won’t it. So I’ve plenty of time.
I still haven’t seen MI:3 either. I’ll have to increase my kino-ing.