“The Da Vinci Code”

thedavincicode.jpgTom Hanks
Audrey Tautou
Ian McKellen
Jean Reno
Paul Bettany
Alfred Molina

PG13           149min (179min)           2006

“The Da Vinci Code” is based on the book by Dan Brown about a murder inside the Louvre and clues in Da Vinci paintings lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years — which could shake the foundations of Christianity.

This is one of the better adaptation of a book. It seriously captures the mystery and intrigue of the book. It’s basically the book without the use of your imagination because its live action. Ron Howard did cheat a few times but he covers it very well unless you’ve been to the specific locations.

A few detail from the book were changed but they don’t impact the film that much and I’m not sure it they impact the character development of Robert Langdon. Having read the book before seeing the movie I felt that Tom Hanks captured Langdon very well.

“The Da Vinci Code” can be enjoyed in either medium and not think they missed anything in the other. The movie is more or less a detailed cliff notes to the book. You could watch the film and probable get around an 85 on a test. It how similar they are.

If you read the book first or saw the film first, you should get each medium a if you schedule in you life permits. It is an amazing work of fiction. It gives some interesting what if questions. You will enjoy this film.

I give it a 4/5 Gs.

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