The DaVinci Code

The DaVinci Code: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou

2.5 Stars

Over the weekend we saw a couple of movies. The first was The DaVinci Code. I was very much looking forward to this movie, and unfortunately, that usually means disappointment. This case was no exception.

The DaVinci Code stars three very talented actors… Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, and Ian McKellen. The story seemed like it had a lot of potential, but I would have to say that in the end, this movie was only mildly entertaining. It moves fairly slow, and the story was a little different than I had thought. I was under the impression that the movie revolved around ‘clues’ left in famous artwork, and codes hidden in plain sight. To some degree this was true, but it was far less than I thought. Also, for a movie called The DaVinci Code… DaVinci wasn’t talked about all that much… only a couple of scenes.

Overall, I wouldn’t steer someone away from this film, but don’t go in expecting too much, and don’t go in tired, or you may fall asleep.

3 thoughts on “The DaVinci Code”

  1. I thought that the movie was pretty good, I guess that it doesn’t really compare to the book though. I went and saw it with a couple of people who have read the book and they were kinda dissapointed, but for me (someone who hasn’t read the book) I thought it was a great movie!

  2. Hey Paul, welcome back.

    I wrote up my own review of the movie here

    I liked it a bit more than you, it appears, but I agree on all your points. For the most part, the movie was a really good representation of my “memory” of the book. I know some stuff was changed, but it really didn’t bother me much. The book was more suspenceful than the movie though since it happened more piecemiel, and Brown likes to end EVERY chapter with a cliffhanger.

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