I honestly don’t remember if Jude Law’s character dies at the end of the movie version of the ‘Da Vinci Code.’ I think in the book he kills himself because he wants to be kind of like Jesus and then the other good pope guy gets to be pope and everyone thinks Jude Law sacrificed himself for humanity. But in the movie, maybe Jude Law had an anti-self-immolation clause in his contract, so they couldn’t write that scene exactly how it happened in the novel.
I think he lived.
But, whatever, the important thing is that Jude Law is now the pope in a new HBO series ‘Young Pope.’ Whether it’s a continuation of the Dan Brown story, who knows.
[UPDATE: I was thinking about Ewan McGregor in ‘Angels & Demons.’ I messed that up kinda bad.]
And, really, neither of those things are important. What’s important is that Twitter has become aware of the absurdly simple premise.
“A young pope? Hmmm that’s a
The social network is now doing what it does best. Mocking the ever-loving heck out of it.
TEEN 1: Church is so boring.— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) January 5, 2017
TEEN 2: It's so out of touch.
THE YOUNG POPE approaches pulpit: "Some…BODY once told me–"
TEENS: HOLY SHIT
Young Pope was into Calvinism before John Calvin had even heard of Martin Luther— bernieflash (@bearflash) January 5, 2017
The mocking sprawled into another whole meme, throwing the phrase ‘Young Pope’ into whatever song lyrics made both the most and least amount of sense.
COMIN OUTA MY CAGE— jonny sun (@jonnysun) January 5, 2017
AND IVE BEEN FEELIN JUST FINE
GOTTA GOTTA BE
BECAUSE I AM THE
despite all my rage— Mike… Byhoff? (@mbyhoff) January 5, 2017
i am still just a pope of young age
He was a pope— Eric Eidelstein (@ericeidelstein) January 5, 2017
She was a girl
Can I make it any more obvious
Hey now / you're a young pope / get the mass on / get prayed— Rachel H (@RachelCraves) January 5, 2017
If you havin' girl problems I feel bad for you son / I got 99 problems and the pope is young— Chase Mitchell (@ChaseMit) January 5, 2017
Take me down to the Vatican City— more like squinchent (@TheAliciaKraft) January 5, 2017
Where the Pope is young and the tone is gritty
all eyes on me in the center of the conclave just like a circus— Eric Eidelstein (@ericeidelstein) January 5, 2017
he's a young pope— Xena Worrier Princess (@marianbull) January 5, 2017
he loves his Father
and the Vatican too
If you are wondering if just about everyone went for the lowest hanging fruit, well, scroll here.
Of course, like any internet argument eventually evokes Nazis, any Twitter meme must come back to this.
What's up with all these Young Pope tweets? Like did a 3yo boy climb into a pope enclosure and Young Pope ended up getting shot and killed?— Beverly Tweetmaker (@BvrlyTweetmaker) January 5, 2017
‘Young Pope’ premieres on HBO on Sunday, Jan. 15, which should be just enough time for everyone to forget this ever happened.