Davinci Code - The Movie
I just saw it. Despite the critics, I think Ron Howard did a good job of bringing it to the screen.
The story itself should be read as entertainment and not as gospel. It's a mystery yarn not unlike an Agatha Christie yarn.
The acting is good all round. I particularly liked the Albino who realized better in the movie than in the pages. I thought Sofie was one beautiful girl, but I've always been attracted to brunettes with big brown eyes. The scenes of Paris got me wanting to take a trip. I've never seen I.M Pei's Pyramid.
Go see it as a mystery and forget the religious problems. Some are fact; some are hearsay, some are invented by Dan Brown.
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I just saw it today too, and thought it was fantastic. I'm not sure where the nay-sayers were coming from. You just have to appreciate it as a story and a fantastically interesting one at that. I thought the acting was quite good as well. Ian MacKellen as Lee Teabing stole the show for me, and Paul Bettany as the monk was very convincing as well. I also thought that the actress that played Sophie was a perfect choice, as was Tom Hanks.
most was invented by Dan Brown.
I've yet to see it, but this is the first review that's actually positive. Many think that Tom Hanks was the wrong choice to be the main character and that the movie lacked a lot...
Brown and the film are getting a lot of flack not just from the Catholic church (though thankfully the media played it up more than anyone else so whatever) but also from an "Albino association" because they're tired of always being portrayed as the bad, satanic, scary, wacky sort of people that hollywood portrays them as (there was a big article in a couple of news magazines a few weeks back)
it's certainly gotten a lot of press, good and bad... I'll see it when it comes out on DVD (with all of the lukewarm reviews, I don't want to pay the 12 bucks it'd be and then be disappointed in the movie)
I thought it was a very good adaptation of the book. It is not something to watch when tired because most of the scenes are dark.
One of the things I loved about the book was all the little factoids and symbology. All the essentials were in the movie - otherwise, the movie would have been a lot longer.
I reread the book after seeing the movie just to see what was left out. Ironically, I felt they gave the Langdon role more emphasis. In the book, he was a symbologist, but not a cryptographer. In the book, Sophie was the one who solved the anagrams. Just a small point when you consider that one theme of the book is the suppression of the feminine power.
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I would say most of this story is invented by Dan Brown.
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