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.
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Symbologist Robert Langdon is thrown into a mysterious and bizarre murder. Alongside Langdon is the victims granddaughter and cryptologist Sophie Neveu, who with Robert discovers clues within Da Vinci's paintings. To further find the truth, Robert and Sophie travel from Paris to London, whilst crossing paths with allies and villains such as Sir Leigh Teabing and Silas. Wherever their path takes them, their discovery which is about to be revealed could shake the foundations of mankind. Written by
Director Ron Howard's wife can be glimpsed (4m:15s) as an audience member (center frame/red shoulder-length hair) attending Professor Robert Langdon's lecture on Religious Symbology. Seconds later (most noticeably 5m:40s) she can be seen clutching her copy of Langdon's autographed opus at his book-signing desk, and asking for him to sign his last book. See more »
When Robert and Sophie jump into the armored vehicle and drive off the rear doors are open. The camera shows Vernet on the ground watching the van drive off with the doors now closed. See more »
Stop now. Tell me where it is.
You and your brethren possess what is not rightfully yours.
I don't know what you are talking about.
Is it a secret you will die for?
As you wish.
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The standard 'not as good as the book' applies here.
I can't say I was blown away by The Da Vinci Code - as is often the
case, the book was far superior. I generally like Tom Hanks in almost
all his roles, however I found that I had such a pre-conception of what
Robert Langdon should be, that it took me about half an hour to get
used to Hanks occupying this character. Once I settled into it
though - it was a thoroughly enjoyable, occasionally slow moving
thriller. Having read the book, I did have a knowledge of the various
groups and factions involved - I'm not sure how someone who hasn't read
the book will fair though.
The casting of the movie is surely one of it's stronger points - Paul
Bettany is almost unrecognisable and plays the menacing single minded
Silas to utter perfection. Sir Ian McKellan too, it totally fantastic,
and really steals most scene's he appears in. He delivers some great
one liners too - a real character actor playing a real character.
Audrey Tautou is as we have come to expect, just lovely, and who else
could have played Bezu Fache - Jean Reno was made for the role.
As you'd expect from a Ron Howard Production, there is a good amount of
cheese, especially towards the end. Langdon's "Godspeed" caused me to
awake in the night sweating!
I am a fairly harsh marker on the IMDb, so don't be put off by a 6 out
of 10 - I did enjoy the movie, but my anticipation was so great with
this film, that it could never live up to my expectation.
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