Friday, May 26, 2006


The Da Vinci Code turned out to be one long and boring movie! I suppose that people who haven't read the book and have no sense of history would be left clueless as to what is going on. The movie stays more or less true to the book, but lacks any passion whatsoever. Its a rather distant, clinical reproduction of the book that is more worried about getting the story told than focusing on character building and any real drama. Which leaves very little for the actors to do - Tom Hanks looks lost and bored as Robert Langdon, the Harvard 'symbologist' and towards the end of the movie, seems relieved that the mindless tedium has come to an end. I mean, what kind of a line is "I need to get to a library, fast!" anyway?

Audrey Tautou is cute, but wasted. The real thrills in the movie are the deliciously British Holy Grail enthusiast played by the amazing Ian McKellen and the self-flagellating albino monk played by Paul Bettany. Bettany has really brought Silas to life as a tormented outcast who acts out of blind loyalty towards the scheming Aringarosa. Jean Reno is a treat to watch, as usual.Verdict: So, so.

1 comment:

ikencliff said...

this whole Da Vinci thing reminds me of Shakespeares "Much ado about nothing"