Understanding the purpose of The Da Vinci Code Movie

Posted on : 20-05-2006 | By : Lynn | In : The DaVinci Code


I’d like to introduce you to my brain.  My husband and I went to see the Da Vinci Code movie last night with some friends (if you haven’t seen the movie, please stop reading now!  All night long I tossed and turned and tossed and turned over that movie.  And what, oh what you say, could I have been tossing and turning about? Could it have been that Christ was really a man? No.  Could it have been that Christ had relations and coupled with a woman? No.  How about my mind could not for the life of me figure out why Ron Howard chose Tom Hanks to play Robert Langston!! This, is what my mind was grappling with in the shadows of the moonlight of my mind…

I tried to think of who else he could have chosen instead of Tom.  Possibly Harrison Ford, he’s believable as a professor, he has charm, but is he too old (sorry Harrison)?  George Clooney is too pretty, same for Brad, Tom Selleck has been out of the pictures for awhile, hey, possible James Wood? What would be Ron Howard’s motivation for Tom?  Surely neither Tom nor Ron needed more money. Why Tom? This role is so NOT a Tom Hank’s role.  But then I realized the brilliance of using Tom Hanks as a vehicle to draw a big huge large audience to the movies, so that they could populate their addled brains with ideas and come away willing and wanting to have dialogues about the movie.

 Oh we can only hope this is the motivation. It would make me feel hopeful if big movie producers and actors were motivated for the betterment and awakening of mankind rather than money, power and prestige.  Dialogue is a good thing.  Humans are not used to conversing back and forth with each other and sharing ideas and really listening to different points of view. Perhaps this movie could be a start, at least for mainstream America?

 And what is my opinion about the question portained in this movie?  It doesn’t matter. What matters is that you are reading this and I’m sure you have opinions. Let me hear from you and better yet, when the opportunity arises to talk about this movie with someone else—explore it!!!

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