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05/12/2006 10:50 AM ID: 54307 Permalink   

Tom Hanks Scoffs at “Da Vinci Code” Boycott


Hollywood actor Tom Hanks, who plays the lead role of Robert Langdon in Ron Howard’s upcoming “The Da Vinci Code” has slammed calls from Catholic authorities to boycott the film. Hanks said the film was harmless.

Speaking with the Evening Standard newspaper, Hanks said: “… the story we tell is filled with all sorts of hooey and fun kind of scavenger-hunt-type nonsense. It’s a damn good story and a lot of fun… all it is is dialogue. That never hurts.”

Calls for Christians to boycott the film have been most vocal from the strictly-Catholic Opus Dei, which is portrayed unfavourably in Dan Brown’s best seller, and from the Vatican itself, which said the story’s plot was blasphemous.

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As long as Opus dei only call for Christians to boycott the film i can live with that. They are a pretty nutty bunch anyway. Its when religous pressure groups, who are getting increasingly powerful, and not only in Hollywood,start to try and manipulate what we all watch that i cant live with. If they want to believe in fairy stories thats up to them but dont force it on others or try and regulate our lives.
  by: kanda   05/12/2006 11:56 AM     
  i agree  
dan brown and tom hanks are well within their right, and opus dei is well within their right. this is how things should work. something offends people, the people offended boycott, and everyone else is left alone. the christian right in the U.S. can learn something from this.
  by: manilaryce     05/12/2006 12:40 PM     
They made a movie after a book. What the hell if wrong with that.
  by: hershey_45654   05/14/2006 11:20 AM     
  boycott Da Vinci Code ...  
boycott Narnia, Boycott Star Wars ... Boycott life, boycott taxes, boycott red meat, cheese, apples, grapes, cabbages, the easter bunny and everything else ...

Are the 'catholic authorities' just worried that another fictional work might outsell their all time best selling fictional book? (Yea that one with a guy on a cross)
  by: AccessG     05/16/2006 07:13 PM     
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