HJ FLASH VIDEO REVIEW by david bruce (video may take a moment before it appears)
“Sony is hoping God is on its side this weekend,” says Variety. “(It) hits theaters this weekend with gigantic hype...and tracking to match.”
It opens to 3,735 USA theaters and 11,930 situations overseas. Estimates are as high as 80 million and as low as 60s. Sony did not screen the movie to reviewers before hand (usually a sign of a not-so-good film). However, Sony claims it wanted to keep the hype and mystery surrounding the film alive. Some initial reports of the film from those who have seen it are not glowing –saying that it is overly long, and sometimes boring.
Greg Wright reports, “The screening of the film at Cannes was less than a resounding success. Toward the end of the movie, when an as-yet-undisclosed revelation is made by Tom Hanks' Robert Langdon, the audience responded with hoots and catcalls; and when the film concluded, it was greeted with not even a smattering of applause…” Continue here
In a book review of The Da Vinci Code Breaker, Kevin Miller suggests that “no matter where you fall along the theological spectrum, I encourage you to read The Da Vinci Code and The Da Vinci Code Breaker hand-in-hand. If your mind is truly open to all of the facts, I think you will pleasantly surprised by where you wind up at the end..” More here.
Sony and Grace Hill Media are making available downloadable study guides and papers from major Christian leaders. Go here.
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