Thursday, May 18, 2006

The Da Vinci Code Movie Review

I went to see The Da Vinci Code today, it was pretty good, but I get the feeling that they are making it out to be more suspenseful than it really is. The Da Vinci Code is more of a mystery than a suspense.

Reasons to read the book rather than see the movie.

-Buying the book is cheaper than going to the cinema. Renting the book from the library is free.
-The book is more suspenseful than the movie.
-The book makes sense without the movie and the movie doesn't seem to make sense without the book.
-The heroine is a lot smarter in the book than in the movie.
-The characters are more developed in the book.
-The book misleads you more effectively.
-The book has a well defined 'a ha' moment while the movie's is pretty weak.
-Explinations that the writer can just tell you don't translate to a screenplay.
-If you've read the book you have a very high expectation of what the movie should be, and it isn't.

For me, it was just another movie. If you've read the book, wait for "The Da Vinci Code" dvd. If you don't like reading (or aren't smrt enough to read a whole book) watch the movie and ignore the hype, it's just another movie.

To be honest, The Da Vinci Code book is pretty much pulp fiction, but entertaining pulp fiction none the less.

-Gary Milner

1 comment:

Jon said...

Dan Brown's other books are borderline garbage. I actually snickered at their far-fetchedness a few times while reading them...

The 'Da Vinci Code' is getting thrashed in the reviews. I really wonder what people expected out of it!