Saturday, May 27, 2006

One Science Geek's View On Movie Protests

Christians of any stripe protesting The Da Vinci Code are akin to scientists protesting X3: The Last Stand. Sure, the science is horribly, horribly wrong in the X-men movies, but THEY ARE COMIC BOOK MOVIES! We don't expect verisimilitude because they're fantastical, even escapist, fiction. TDVC is adventure fiction that never once gives a wink & nod to the fact that it is, but that doesn't make it not adventure fiction, and thus also escapist.

So, Xians, give it a rest!

2 Comments:

Blogger Reel Fanatic said...

Funny and very true stuff ... Though I won't personally be going to see "Da Vinci Code," advocating mass boycotts of movies for any reason is plum ignorant .. here's hoping "Last Stand" just kicks ass!

5:51 AM  
Blogger Coralius said...

See, it's perfectly okay to say you don't want to see a movie because it doesn't interest you. That's cool. Not to mention the free market in action. But to call for a boycott because it somehow offends your philosophy is just plain silly.

If others share your philosophy, they'll share your distaste for the film / book / song /play / tv show / what-have-you.

If they don't, then a shrill harangue won't help.

5:27 AM  

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