Da Vinci Code
I'm a bit disapointed in this film - I expected something more deeper... I don't like the way it's made...
>>By Miss Krux (Wednesday, 7 Jun 2006 11:42)
I actually liked the film a lot. They could have done a lot more and produced it a lot better, but for what it was, it was pretty good. I just love the whole concept of the movie, disproving religion and history as we know it, is amazing. I actually got into a religious debate with this 70 yr. old Catholic woman outside the theatre while we were waiting for our movie tickets. This woman and no idea of what the story line to the movie was (I did, I read the book), and that just made me completely angry because she was just hating for no apparent reason. I think its hilarious how people can't see that this is FICTION.
>>By Wednesday (Wednesday, 7 Jun 2006 20:22)
in all honesty its really hard to believe that it is fiction though i knew it was fiction but yet i came out of the cinema thinking that made perfect sense (not being a fan of religion on the grounds that it doesnt add up and that its patchy it seemed to cover an awful lot of patches) I thought it was brilliant.... the films are never as good as the books... i dont think i can name a film that lived up the book version but you come to expect that with films... i thought it was great,.
>>By spookygoth (Friday, 9 Jun 2006 19:29)
Agreed, I actually left the theatre hoping that it was real, haha.
But, about the whole book to movie thing, I think that A Clockwork Orange translated really well, and it was easier to understand because you could see what they were talking about in the made up language.
>>By Wednesday (Monday, 12 Jun 2006 04:16)
I liked the movie too. I really loved the book, and I was kind of scared to go see the movie, I was thinking that they might've spoiled it, but, it was actually a pretty good movie, I really enjoyed watching it! The cast was great, I looooved Paul Bettany, he's a great actor. And the film locations were terrific! The only flaw was that it was kind of too long, I guess, but, I loved it nevertheless!
>>By Eli_Molko (Monday, 12 Jun 2006 20:37)
I actually also liked the movie (even though I prefer the book). But I tried not to compare it too much to the book, because - in my opinion - movies rarely live up to the original texts. With the exception of 'A Clockwork Orange' - I will give you that Wednesday. But that movie had an excellent director (Stanley Kubrick).
But I slightly changed my opinion in the past few weeks. My friends who went to see it - and who havent read the book - found it to be dissapointing and confusing. That made me think, maybe it made sense to me because I have read the book in detail. Those who hasnt might struggle with it. And that, to me, is bad film making. A good film has to incorporate as much as it can from the detail, otherwise it tends to miss the point a bit.
So I would say that the movie was average (and reminded me a bit of National Treasury), but that I still like the issues that Dan Brown refers to. A very, very interesting and exciting piece of fiction. But as for the movie - it could have been better...
>>By Honey Bunny (Friday, 16 Jun 2006 14:35)
Ah, I agree with Honey Bunny as well. My boyfriend and my brother were with me to see the movie and my boyfriend was completely confused by it, but my brother loved it and neither of them read the book. So maybe it was just a matter of how closely you follow the movie because my boyfriend has the attention span of a fly, haha.
Plus, again, the concept of the book/movie is amazing. As were the locations, agreed. I want to know if they really used the Louvre for filming inside because I've been there many times (I was born in France and lived there for awhile) and it looked like it could be the real thing. But I have a hard time believe they'd let a movie crew into the Louvre because of the lighting and such, it could damage the paintings, especially in the Da Vinci wing.
>>By Wednesday (Sunday, 18 Jun 2006 03:50)
I never thought about that - whether or not it was filmed on location. It does look authentic (not that Ive ever been there -boo-hoo! -maybe some day...), but you can NOT take a chance with all those paintings. I mean its Leonardo for God sake!!!
P.S to Wednesday: I hope your boyfriend doesnt go check out this site. He he!
>>By Honey Bunny (Sunday, 18 Jun 2006 16:19)
Yeah, that's the first thing I thought of because I have family who works there and they're really careful about security and everything, it'd be amazing if they let them actually film there.
But, oh well if my boyfriend comes on this page, haha ... he knows he can't pay attention if his life depended on it.
>>By Wednesday (Sunday, 18 Jun 2006 19:10)
Well.. I was entertained by the movie, I liked the way it kept appearing to end, but wait, there's more. I wasn't intrigued by the ideas because I'm too old & I read "The Holy Blood & the Holy Grail' way back in 1982, and have since explored the whole concept.Thus I viewed the movie as a pot-boiler actioner. Was nice to have Audrey to look at, but was not overly impressed. If you want a treatment of the whole "Mysterious Books" genre, try "Foucault's Pendulum" by Umberto Eco.
>>By flamencoprof (Monday, 19 Jun 2006 19:15)
Red Dragon and The Silence of the Lambs the films are as good as the books. Minority Report I'm reading the book now and so far the film is much better. I can't imagine The Godfather the book being much better than the film.
I haven't read or seen The Da Vinci Code, I just wanted to say I think films often live up to the books they're based on.
>>By Flagg (Tuesday, 20 Jun 2006 23:21)
Agreed Flagg, but I totally loved the Godfather movies, maybe moreso than the books even.
But, I read the The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail after they started talking about Dan Brown copying from it for the Da Vinci Code, and I thought that book was quite good as well.
>>By Wednesday (Thursday, 22 Jun 2006 04:00)
Just to comment on what Wednesday and I were wondering about earlier....
I read an interview with one of the actors in the movie, and he said that most of the scenes in the musuem was actually filmed on location. He commented on how quiet and eerie it was in there at night, and that you can hear a person's footsteps from afar. So I guess that solves the mistery!!
>>By Honey Bunny (Tuesday, 11 Jul 2006 15:31)
i saw the movie in DVD recorded from the cinma show so i didn't understaned all the coversation but i thing that the way that they dealled with fact was so confusable for the simple peaple that they could not conject the events to get the last result or the goal that the movie want to explain it ..
>>By allex (Sunday, 27 Aug 2006 15:23)
well i think this was a good film!!! they could of done worst considering the story line and it was so easy to figure out that the girl was of the bloodline but why did she have to be a model!!!
>>By zeromenace (Tuesday, 29 Aug 2006 16:22)
this is film is exellent even if it has received an exagerated fuss 'bout it . the main message of the film as i understand is a conspiracy 'gainst the christian community esp the church...there lot of facts"historical"in the film which are unfortunately true 'bout how the church has succeded in brainwashing the masses(i.e.,constantine was a pagan+there has been a systematic biasing of the bible+the true monotheist are those who believe that jesus is a simple human and prophet and not an embodiment of god...
a nother message from the film makers who i believe are from very powerful secret societies: Christianity is dead paving the way to Feminism!!!!it may sound strange but its sad but true..
>>By the haunted (Sunday, 26 Nov 2006 23:12)
the movie was not made as good as the book ....
>>By gopinath (Wednesday, 13 Dec 2006 16:46)
Sorry, but even as a piece of fiction, it was badly produced and not that well acted. I found the book quite a page-turner, if you could ignore its nonsensical premises and very confused theories. Fun but totally absurd. Sorry, but the film was just silly.
>>By pollyfuffles (Sunday, 17 Dec 2006 18:57)
the movie, as usual with book adaptations, leaves out so many crucial details which makes the book what it is.
But overall what disappointed me was Tom Hanks, i think someone less famous would serve better
>>By papatya (Sunday, 17 Dec 2006 21:17)
but what about the concept? is it believable?
>>By Eyad (Saturday, 13 Oct 2007 00:30)
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