DreamMachineTeen Movie Critic - IV is a Dream Machine Site
The Dream Machine --- The Imagination of the World Wide Web
Teen Movie Critic - IV

The Da Vinci Code

by

Jackson Newsome

…painful…

The Da Vinci Code
Buy this poster at
MovieGoods
The Da Vinci Code, as many book-to-film stories are, was disappointing. Yet again they chopped up a masterpiece just so they could fit it in a two hour limit. Not everyone wants to sit through a four hour movie, but they could have pulled a Kill Bill. Actually, I'm being a little too harsh. Most of the great parts in the book were represented, but the excitement just wasn't there.

Robert Langdon (Hanks) becomes a suspect in a murder case while in Paris. After questioning, he must escape with Sophie Neveu (the victim's daughter and cryptologist) and learn of the conspiracy surrounding a secret society dating back to Sir Isaac Newton. The duo must race across Europe and discover the answer behind the mystery before the truth gets in the wrong hands.

As always, if you haven't read the book (and plan to) don't watch the film first. It won't make any sense. If you want a comparison, think National Treasure except more painful. The bottom line is that the condensed version of the story doesn't work. While reading, Dan Brown convinced me of what was going on and why I needed to get to the finish line first. I was drawn into what was happening. That magic disappeared. If you don't enjoy reading and you want to see what all the controversy is about, then go ahead and rent it. It isn't that bad.

My Rating = One Star


Gypsy's Photo Gallery

Cerzan

...the best independent ISP in the Twin Cities


To write us about this page,
contact willy@dreamagic.com (Willy Chaplin)