In comments to
the British ‘Evening Standard, Hanks tried to convince people to see
the movie more as an entertainment, and to put into perspective the
serious implications of the movies content against faith.
"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,” he added.
"It's a damn good story and a lot of fun.... That never hurts,” he concluded.
The Da Vinci Code will make its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival next Wednesday.
Amato on the other hand, recently described the novel as "stridently
anti-Christian" and called for believers to "reject the lies and
gratuitous defamation" in the book.
He added: "If
such lies and errors had been directed at the Koran and Holocaust they
would have justly provoked a world uprising. Instead, if they are
directed against the church and Christians, they remain unpunished. I
hope you will boycott the film."
the controversial Da Vinci Code movie is set to be released next
Friday, actors and production officials continued trying to answer the
film’s critics. Star Tom Hanks offered his own comments trying to
dissuade critics by saying that the “story we tell is loaded with all
sorts of hooey and fun kind of scavenger-hunt-type nonsense.”