Thursday, May 11, 2006

They Are Panicking.

Tom Hanks is panicking.

The Drudge Report linked to this item from "This Is London" today:

" Oscar-winner Hanks said objectors to The Da Vinci Code are taking the film too seriously, telling the Evening Standard: "We always knew there would be a segment of society that would not want this movie to be shown.

"But the story we tell is loaded with all sorts of hooey and fun kind of scavenger-hunt-type nonsense.

"If you are going to take any sort of movie at face value, particularly a huge-budget motion picture like this, you'd be making a very big mistake.

"It's a damn good story and a lot of fun... all it is is dialogue. That never hurts.""

Now, when a film star says his big-budget picture, with extravagant footage shot all over the world, is nothing more than "dialogue," you know that film has a problem.

Not to mention calling his own star vehicle "hooey" and "nonsense."

Imagine, if you will, Tom Cruise making similar claims about "MI 3."

Could you do it? Not on your life.

Hanks is already trying to distance himself- and his public image-- from "DVC."

A little late, Tom. A little late.


Joke said...

On the contrary, Tom Cruise would throw South Park creators into a wood chipper to have his film taken seriously.


Jon said...

Part of me really wants to watch the movie, just to see what changes they made. But I guess that wouldn't be "voting with my dollar (or ten)" in the right way. I just don't think I can make myself watch Through the Hedge, instead.

Sue said...

Jon- borrow a preschooler and you should do just fine with "Over The Hedge." Think of it as practice.
Alternatively just buy a ticket. Sony will never know you didn't actually see the movie (and I swear I won't tell).

Jeffus said...

Drudge is reporting mixed reaction at Cannes, but I bet it's a hit anyway.