It seems that Tom Hanks may have to ask the Lutherans for a backdrop to the sequel to The Da Vinci Code. The Vatican has banned him from church grounds in Rome after calling his last movie “an offence against God.” I have heard some bad reviews, but this one takes the cake. What is most interesting is that I had previously concluded that the movie was an offense to me after putting down almost $20 bucks for myself and my wife. The Vatican movie review indicates that viewers can expert poor writing, mediocre acting, and guaranteed damnation.
The most severe critic of Dan Brown’s work turns out to be Archbishop Velasio De Paolis, the head of the Vatican’s Prefecture for Economic Affairs, who said that he “turned the gospels upside down to poison the faith”. But that is not all: “It would be unacceptable to transform churches into film sets so that his blasphemous novels can be made into films in the name of business,” he said, adding that Brown’s work “wounds common religious feelings.”
Joining De Paolis as the Vatican’s Siskel & Ebert is Father Marco Fibbi, the spokesman for the Diocese of Rome. Fibbi put it simply in giving his thumbs down: “Normally we read the script but this time it was not necessary. The name Dan Brown was enough.”
The Vatican asked the faithful to boycott the film of The Da Vinci Code.
This clears the way for Kung Fu Panda to sweep the Vatican box office this season.
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