:: Monday, June 27, 2005
TOM HANKS MADE ME DO IT
sooner or later I had to do it.. I had to read the ONE book that apparently every other idiot's been reading for the past year or so on buses, trains, toilet seats and in prison cells around the world like the demented "me too" sheep that they are.. yup.. I'm talking about the DA VINCI CODE.. and normally I really couldn't be arsed reading it.. oh sure, it's probably a really good book.. coz hey, they sure love to hype this thing anywhere and everywhere.. wot with all the tv specials n shit.. but why should I be reading it too? just coz everyone else is running around like headless chickens with reknewed interest in Leonardo Da Vinci.. and some crap about Jesus being married.. doesn't mean I shouldn't jump off that cliff too.. (yeah, I'm such a lazy book reader.. aren't I?)
but of course Hollywood catches up with all this hype.. gets briefly distracted by all the comics they're busily plaguarising.. and thinks.. "HEY, a novel! it's been a while since we've ripped off one of those!" and decides to produce the movie version with Tom Hanks in it.. (no really.. look it up, there's like a trailer n everything..).. yup, just the thing to save millions of high school students from weeks of literary hell when they can just hire the DVD instead.. yay!
and I thought it'd be best before I see the movie.. to read the book first so I could be one of those smug bastards you always find at these "adapted from the novel" movies, those obnoxious know-it-all bastards who always tell ya in the cinema after the lights come up "nah, the book was much better.." yeah, I HATE that guy.. but I love BEING that guy.. it drives people nuts.. you can feel all intellectually superior n shit..
so.. if you're wondering where I am this week.. then this is the excuse..
:: Spoz 6:53 PM |