Finally I get to have a taste of what the fuss is all about viz-a-viz the Da Vinci Code as today afternoon, I got myself a copy of the movie. I almost bought the book as well but I decided to leave it for another time. And to tell you the truth the movie did disappoint me a bit, as I had expected a grand finale and all that jazz. I guess the book is even better as many people have praised it and the movie did get panned by critics. Anyway, I was looking forward to it a lot and I am glad that I did watch it.
As most of you know by now, the story revolves around the notion that 1) Jesus was but a mere man (as Ian McKellan’s character Teabing so wonderfully states, after Sophie asks “He was not the son of God?”, “Not even his nephew twice removed”. I shall remember that quote for as long as I live, 2) that Mary Magdalene was not a prostitute as popularly believed by most Christians, but in fact his wife and was carrying his child at the time of his crucifixion and that a bloodline of Jesus exists as he has descendants from that child & 3) An organization was formed to protect the descendants of Christ and another (closely associated from the Vatican & the Church who supress the truth about Jesus and his descendants in order to remain in power and prolong the myth of Jesus’ divinity.
As Teabing himself puts it so well, “Witness the greatest cover up in the history of humanity”
Sir Ian McKellan on NBC’s Today: “Well, I’d often thought the Bible should have a disclaimer at the front saying, ‘this is fiction.'”