For those remaining few like myself who
knew nothing about the plot, here's the story: two two secret
groups have been at war for centuries over information that could
destroy the Roman Catholic Church, that Jesus Christ and Mary
Magdalene had a child and that their bloodline continues today.
Clues to this conspiracy can be found in
a painting by Leonardo Da Vinci.
I found some individual scenes to be very
entertaining, but as a whole it's a lumbering mess.
Remember, this is not a true story; it's
just a movie. So enjoy the show.
It does an impressive job of blending fact,
speculation, and pure fiction into a mix that is intriguing.
Anyone who has read Dan Brown's mega best
seller will be surely disappointed in this theatrical version.
Ron Howard flexes his directorial muscles
with great skill in this beautifully photographed rendition.
However, nothing can help the poorly written
screenplay or hastily drawn characters.
Tom Hanks practically sleepwalks through
his performance, turning a taut page-turner of suspense into
a mediocre murder mystery.
Oscar-winning director Ron Howard and super-star
actor Tom Hanks team up for the third time to adapt the Da
Vinci Code into a movie.
One of the best selling fiction mystery
novels of all time, the mission of the film was to be true to
This complicated murder mystery uncovers
a religious conspiracy.
The investigation, which spans Paris, London,
and Edinburgh is like taking a Da Vinci Code tour of Europe.