During the last couple of days the majority of Catholic blogs have linked to negative reviews of The Da Vinci Code movie, kind of a gloat bloat has appeared. It of course makes us quite happy that the film is a stinker since less people will be influenced negatively by it, or that the film makes Dan Brown’s propositions even dumber (if that’s possible).
I think something else is going on though. What if Methodist Ron Howard took one for the team? After all is he a quite capable, though not great, director. What if he purposely gave the movie the Springtime for Hitler treatment? That he purposely made the movie bad. By doing the movie himself he insures that no one else will make it anytime soon. He also has some great plausible deniability when it comes to doing this. After his remake of the "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" people are quite willing to accept that he is quite capable of a stinker. So thank you Ron Howard.
Update: I guess I wasn’t the only one thinking this. Amy Welborn posted a comment from Jules called "Springtime for Constantine"