You know, as soon as all the threats of protests and boycotts start, film makers start smiling because it usually means big bucks at the theaters. "The Da Vinci Code" will probably by all indications do just that, even albinos are now protesting.
Here's my two cents. I picked up the book a few weeks ago to see what all the fuss was about first hand.
It is very entertaining. The style reminded me a lot of the "Left Behind" series which kept me on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next. However, it is FICTION. It is no more reality than the recent movie, "National Treasure" or "Raiders of the Lost Ark," both of which used similar ideas used in Da Vinci Code about secret organizations and wild conspiracies to paint a fun adventure. If the movie captures that feeling, it will be a great movie.
First and foremost, if your faith in Christ is rocked after reading a Fiction book or watching a movie, then that faith wasn't very strong to begin with.
Second, Christians should welcome the chance to debate the "facts" in the book with the Truth. The three main ones being: the Divinity of Christ, the reliability of the Bible, and attitude toward women in the Church and the Bible.
Third, while I haven't decided yet if I will see the movie or not being I've already read the book, this does show the rest of the world how a civilized religion responds to attacks on their religion and their most revered figure.
Can you imagine if instead of Christ, the book talked about Mohammed in such blatantly false pretenses. The entire Arab world (not just the radicals) would be burning down embassies and calling for the heads of anyone involved in the book or even read the book.
Unlike Mohammed, Christ taught to love your enemy, not cut their heads off.