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The Da Vinci Code Film

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  2. Very Good

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  3. Good

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  1. May 21, 2006 #1

    Hootenanny

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    I went to see the Da Vinci code movie on friday. I would quite wary as the critical reviews were not all that good. However, in my opinion it turned out to be a very good film; I was impressed how much the film actually stuck to the book (although there were a few deviations). I was especially impressed by Ian Mckellen's performance. I was just wondering what everyone else, who as been to see it thought of it. Please post your comments :biggrin: .

    ~H
     
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  3. May 21, 2006 #2

    arildno

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    Sir Ian IS a great actor (his Richard III performance is awesome).

    I didn't know he was playing in this movie; perhaps I'll go and watch it now.
     
  4. May 21, 2006 #3

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    Saw it on Friday. The screenplay left a bit to be desired, and they seemed to try every trick in the book to maintain the tension throughout the film. That said, it just about managed to keep my attention for the 2.5 hours, but I wouldn't particularly recommend it to anyone!

    I liked the way that the Opus Dei were so sinister that they even spoke in Latin on their mobile phones. Oh no wait, that was wank.
     
  5. May 21, 2006 #4
    Still waiting for the release... :grumpy:
     
  6. May 21, 2006 #5
    I saw it last night, not as good as the book but i still thought it was very good. Would like to hear an opinion about the film by someone that hasnt read the book.
     
  7. May 21, 2006 #6

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    It was pretty good...Tom Hanks was a bad choice for Langdon though....
     
  8. May 21, 2006 #7
    Did everyone of you go to the movies?
     
  9. May 21, 2006 #8
    It was just good to me. Never read the book, but was well versed on the subject matter. Ian Mckellan did a good job. Hanks didn't give a Hanks-worthy performance, agreed.
     
  10. May 21, 2006 #9

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    I enjoyed it quite a bit.

    No matter how you cut it, one movie of this calibre is worth fifty of the calibre that Hollywood has been consistently churning out over the last year or two.
     
  11. May 21, 2006 #10
    I got it off the internet a while ago. I thought it will be something about the medieval or Reneissance Europe and what I saw is our 200something. I feel a little bit disapointed but anyway that will do too.
     
  12. May 21, 2006 #11

    Math Is Hard

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    You stole a copy?:eek:
     
  13. May 21, 2006 #12

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    Just saw it today. Liked it and voted Very Good.

    My insight. Tom Hanks was made up to look like Richard Feynmann. I think some of his gestures and body language were copied too. And that led me to conjecture that they picked Hanks BECAUSE he had a resemblance to Feynmann, and they (I think I mean pricipally Ron Howard) wanted to pitch the movie as a story about Creative Thinking, and RF is accepted by the public as the public face (after AE) of creative thought.

    The last few scenes, from the "orb at the tomb" to the end, were icons of a thinker having interlocking brilliant insights, one after the other. The action was just to keep the multitude watching.
     
  14. May 21, 2006 #13
    Nope, just borrowed for a few hours. :biggrin:
     
  15. May 22, 2006 #14

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    Incidentally, I will say that the soundtrack album is very good. I think a major difference between an average cheepish film and a good polished film is the soundtrack, for me it makes all the difference; it magnifies the emotions that you see on the screen and draws you into the world you are watching. I enjoy all of Hans Zimmer's compositions, especially the soundtrack to Hannibal, which I think is amazing; I have not decided as yet whether the Da Vinci soundtrack bests Hannibal.

    ~H
     
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  16. May 22, 2006 #15
    If you like The Da Vinci Code then you should really like the work and research of Michael Tsarion.

    Listen to some of his radio interview recordings, or watch his free video stream. I recommend his ‘Astro-theology’ pages on his main site Taroscopes.com:

    http://www.taroscopes.com/home.html

    http://www.michaeltsarion.com/
     
  17. May 23, 2006 #16

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    I'm seeing it tomorrow.
     
  18. May 24, 2006 #17

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    Zimmer!! Also, I have to Pirates of the Caribbean soundtrack, which is very good (Klaus Badlet).
     
  19. May 25, 2006 #18
    I think it was a very good and convincing film, I wouldnt go as far as to say excellent, but if it wasnt blown out of all proportion by the press my view may have been different.
     
  20. May 26, 2006 #19

    arildno

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    Rather slow-moving and predictable, but OK enough.

    So called "hard" clues like "a knight a pope interred" made me think at once: "Oh dear, why did they have to put old Isaac into this story?".
     
  21. May 26, 2006 #20

    Hootenanny

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    Had you read the novel before hand?

    ~H
     
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