Sunday, May 21, 2006

Censors: 1; Crap film based on crap book: 0

"Huzzah the censors!" Words I'd never expect to hear come from my mouth but today I utter them with glee. After a preview screening to leaders of the Samoa Council of Churches, the Samoan government's principal censor has banned The Da Vinci Code from cinema, dvd and video rental and television broadcast. Result!

I've made the mistake of reading two of Dan Brown's books but have steadfastly refused to go anywhere near The Da Vinci Code. If you want to read a compelling, absorbing, intelligent and at times quite humourous book that looks at Christian conspiracy theories (and a whole lot more), please do yourself a favour and read Umberto Eco's Foucault's Pendulum.

The upshot of the censor's decision is that the one cinema in Samoa now has more time in its schedule to screen its three other current offerings. Thank goodness. Just what everyone needs. More time for Poseidon, The Sentinel and Mission: Impossible III.

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