22 May 2006
The Leonardo da Vinci Picture Show
Sarah and Dwight check out The Da Vinci Code and observe actual Audience Participation:
I was entertained in between bouts of distraction courtesy of the morons sitting behind us. These people reminded me of why I dislike going to the movies. They felt compelled to provide a running commentary to everyone within hearing distance. Some of the more priceless gems included:
In reference to The Da Vinci Code: "I heard this movie wasn't true ... it's like Superman." (Huh?)
At the beginning of the film, when the murder victim is discovered on the floor of the Louvre: "He's naked!" (Accompanied by a gasp.)
When we're shown a sweeping overhead shot of London: "Isn't that a pretty scene?"
In response to that comment: "That's the River Thames." (Pronounced THAYmes.)
When Ian McKellan first appears on screen: "That's the guy who plays Spock!" (Note: Leonard Nimoy appears nowhere in this movie.)
When we first hear the theory that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene: "That's not true!"
Wait a minute. Superman isn't true either?
I never quite imagined Midnight Movie status for The Da Vinci Code, but I have no doubt that someone will eventually come up with some good audience responses to the onscreen action. (Although I suspect this film is just crying out for Joel and/or Mike and the bots.)Posted at 3:14 PM to Almost Yogurt