Saturday, June 10, 2006
The Da Vinci Code is a pretty good movie. Some who read the book may think that the film suffers in comparison, but the movie is well made. That kind of comparison is like comparing Rent the movie to Rent the
musical. The musical, which was created for the stage,is going to be better than the adaptation of the material for a movie.
Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou and Mona Lisa star in The Da Vinci Code.
Show times at the Century 25 Union City at Union Landing In the film version of The Da Vinci Code, obvious changes were made to certain parts of the original story, such as the ending and whatnot, but the transitions are smooth and played off well.
The movie takes place in Paris, where Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks), there on business, is summoned to the Louvre, where a museum employee has been murdered. Near his body are the sentences “O Draconian Devil!
O lame saint!”. To solve the riddle, Langdon joins with the victim's granddaughter, French cryptologist Sophie Neveu (Audrey Tautou), and ventures off to uncover the secret of a centuries-old conspiracy surrounding the Priory of Sion, a secret society dating back to the days of Sir Isaac Newton, Botticelli and Leonardo Da Vinci himself. The duo must race through Paris,
London and elsewhere to solve the mystery and uncover the ancient conspiracy before the answer is lost forever.
People will have their opinions and will say what they want, but The Da Vinci Code is a good movie. It will, perhaps, be viewed more positively by moviegoers than readers who venture into the theater to see their favorite book onscreen, but it's a good movie nonetheless.