Sunday, June 11, 2006

Ken Levine flagellates 'The Da Vinci Code'

TV sitcom writing legend Ken Levine has posted a typically droll critique of The Da Vinci Code on his blog [click the headline on this post to read the critique in full]. Within the barbed comments is one that applies to all stories that tackle questions of belief:
Since this was a movie about questioning faith, it would have been nice if the protagonists found themselves in a situation where their faith was challenged. Even once.

By coincidence, last night's episode of Doctor Who featured the Doctor and Rose battling a creature that called itself the Beast and was summoned by the numbers 666. But did The Satan Pit really challenge the Doctor's core beliefs? He certainly showed his faith in Rose, but I never felt the Doctor's own beliefs were under threat. Still, it was nice to see an extended cameo by the Lord Slough Feg from 2000 AD's classic fantasy series Slaine: The Horned God, standing in for the Devil...

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