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The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Keep an open mind, and you'll be fine...
I thought this movie was great. While I haven't read the book, I felt the way the movie played out was good, gripping. The dark feel of the movie fit very well. The actors portrayed the characters well and the atmosphere of the historical locations was a real treat. It is a very well made movie. Entertaining and a perfect movie to see in a darkened theater on a big screen.
I would bet that most of the criticism of this movie is coming from people involved in the religion portrayed in the film. It's just a big, fat hot button. Although, I'm sure some religious people can see it for what it is. Just. A. Movie.
I'm not surprised that the Cannes crowd didn't like it, just with the dry spell big Hollywood seems to be having in the substance department.
For what it is, it's awesome
To the reviewer who says it's not a remake, why is most of your review comparing it to the original?
I, for one, have never seen the original and totally loved this movie. Basically fitting into the same genre as the original (ala disaster movie), it does that so well. Takes a number of different characters, which I never found annoying anytime, and put them in a real bad situation. All of the acting was very convincing. I loved the few CGI shots there were, didn't find them distracting to the atmosphere. The real water and explosion shots are top notch. Wolfgang Petersen sure knows how to helm a movie involving water (Das Boot, Perfect Storm). For the pacing and action, buckle in and enjoy the ride. At 99 minutes including credits, there are no dull moments. I have no complaints about it whatsoever.
To all the seemingly negative opinions this movie is getting, I offer this. If you go into a movie looking for a reason to dislike it or compare it to something that it's not, you have lost the point of going to the movies in the first place.
Poseidon is a top notch action flick. Do yourself a favor and see it sometime.