Roger Ebert slams The Da Vinci Code Faithful

Film critic Roger Ebert's review of the Da Vinci Code gives the film three out of four stars (pretty good), but what I like best about his review is the disdain with which he holds the ideas behind the novel. The fact that, to the best of my knowledge, he is not a Christian shows that thinking non-Christians can also recognize the absurdity of what is going on with the whole "The Catholic Church covered up the truth"-conspiracy.

Both [the movie and the book of The Da Vinci Code] contain accusations against the Catholic Church and its order of Opus Dei that would be scandalous if anyone of sound mind could possibly entertain them. I know there are people who believe Brown's fantasies about the Holy Grail, the descendants of Jesus, the Knights Templar, Opus Dei and the true story of Mary Magdalene. This has the advantage of distracting them from the theory that the Pentagon was not hit by an airplane."

That last sentence has got to be the most expressive line that I have read all year. Good job, Roger!

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