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I'm Michiel, 19yo living in Belgium. At a very young age I started to go to the cinema and I got hooked up ever since. I'm attending college, where I take computer science. In my spare time I like watching a movie at home or in the theater. I'm also passioned by sports (particulary football), story writing, poems and familiar things. Above all I like to drink a lot of beer while going to parties with my friends.
The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Wonderful movie, sad old critics are wrong in my opinion...
As most of you will know, "The Da Vinci Code" received a lot of negative criticism. It is said to be "too difficult" and "too long".
Even though I have looked up some information about the scientific background of "The Da Vinci Code", I haven't read the book, so I went to the theater without any real expectations.
What we got served was 2 hours and a half of splendid cinematography. Ron Howard obviously chose to use as much information as possible from the book. With photographic flashbacks he manages to both keep the depth of the characters and to not make the film any longer (which was one of the main concerns in my opinion). Acting in this kind of movie is always hard. Adding too much emotion will get the audience distracted from the actual film, while a really robotic performance would lead to a lack of realism. In my opinion both Audrey Tautou and Tom Hanks did a regularly good job. In other words: the acting part was not remarkable nor bad.
I don't think that I am the person to judge other people's opinions (for example, the ones of the critics). I just want to say that I strongly disagree about this movie. Due to the fact that the developers wanted to put as much information as possible into the movie, it indeed became a bit difficult. However, unless you the huge pile of brainless Hollywood rubbish, that doesn't need to be a bad thing. During the pause, I personally thought that we didn't get any in-depth knowledge about the characters, but that was put straight again in the second part of the movie.
The Da Vinci Code is the best movie I have seen in cinema for the last six months and it is, together with V for Vendetta, one of my 2 Oscar nominations so far (with The Da Vinci Code being a certain winner). It is a must for everyone who likes to think while he watches a movie. Don't listen to the critics and make up an opinion for yourself. I guarantee you that you won't regret it!