The Da Vinci Code
Our studies show that movies are one of the most powerful influence agents in the world today. The alluring combination of ideas, action, relationships, music and visual stimulation causes us to temporarily inhabit another time and place.
The Da Vinci Code is a 2006 American mystery-thriller film directed by Ron Howard. Well, I’ve heard about this movie, The Da Vinci Code, ever since it has aired on the theatre. The comments were mostly negative since it violates some of the commandments of God. It also brought controversy to the Roman Catholic Religion. Some were complaining about it, I’ve even heard that the The Philippine Alliance Against Pornography (PAAP) appealed to Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to stop the showing of The Da Vinci Code in the Philippines. They branded the film as "the most pornographic and blasphemous film in history" and also requested the help of Pope Benedict XVI, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) and other religious groups to stop the showing of the film. There are also lots of Catholic personalities who were disturbed and dismayed about this movie.
Moreover, The Da Vinci Code was produced in 2006, and we’re now 2011. It’s been five years since then, yet I’m still horrified by it. There are some things you just can’t get away from no matter how hard you try. The Da Vinci Code movie, or simply passing a comment, is one of these. Yes, I find the movie mysterious and somehow, cool. I was amazed by the settings, the plot, and definitely with the twists of the movie. I really felt the excitement even before we watched it. The climax was really such a climax. It brought me goosebumps, of how each codes and secrets were slowly revealed. What makes the thriller aspect work is more in the mind than just a series of stunts. Like the rest of the film the thrills are in the head more than the eyes. Yet, I was somehow devastated of how the movie perceived anti-Christ elements, of how it...