The Da Vinci Code - movie
The movie will be released this Friday.
No, I am not boycotting it, but at the same time, I do not want to give a dime to Dan Brown. So what should I do?
Here is what I did when Mike Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 came out. Even though I strongly opposed the war in Iraq, my dislike for Mike Moore's shrillness of preaching to the choir was too much to overcome. The film did nothing but a disservice to the anti-war side, but a lot to inflate his own already oversized ego. He was not going to get a dime from me.
So I stepped up to the box office, and purchased a ticket for Shrek 2, not for Fahrenheit 9/11. Then after handing the ticket to the attendant and purchasing popcorn and a drink, I sneaked into the room which was showing F-911, not Shrek 2.
Then I wrote an email to Mike Moore explaining what I had done so as to leave him with an option to come after me.
Who did I "rip off"? Not the theatres and employees, but for the most part Mike Moore and the production company responsible for the making of the film. And I was still out $10 after patronizing the movie house.
I do not endorse any form of piracy such as bootlegging, because it hurts a lot of innocent people besides the filmmaker and the production company while enriching questionable characters in the underground economy.
But still, was that a naughty thing to do?