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The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Good -Until the last 10 minutes (no spoilers)
First of all, it goes without saying -see the movie with an open mind.
The movie was fast paced, intelligent, and provided the right amount of action without becoming some mindless action flick. The characters were down to earth -Hanks and Tatou are very believable in their roles, and Bettany and Reno's "villans" were flawed and vulnerable, prompting pity for them, a rare feat in a blockbuster film.
I read the book first, and of course, I didn't expect the book to be exactly like the movie; the book is much longer and much more detailed. However, the movie followed the book very closely, so literary perfectionists (like myself were appeased). That is, until the last ten minutes. Unfortunately, the director opted to modify the ending for some unknown reason,deviating completely from the book, which was kind of sad, considering how well the movie had done for the last 2 hours. The ending was entertaining, wrapping up the film nicely, but the film ending added nothing to the movie that the book's ending did not, and the book's ending kept with the overall theme of the DaVinci Code. It was too bad, because the disappointment of the last ten minutes overshadowed the overall effect of the film.
Final verdict? Go see it (if you are ready to, of course), and enjoy it, but book lovers be warned, the ending is rather different. 8/10
Steve Carrell Steals the Show
So, I was bored at work one day and decided to rent a movie; my co-worker picked anchorman, promising that it was funny. Surprise surprise, it actually was. Fans of frat pack humor will really appreciate it (keep an eye out for cameos by Luke Wilson and Ben stiller), but it is still mildly appealing to most audiences.
Steve Carrell plays a minor role (Brick), but every scene he is in, he steals. He's funny without even trying. He made the movie worth watching.
Conclusion: Rent the movie, if only for Steve Carrell. He's worth it!
So very funny
This movie is two(ish) hours of nothing but laughter. the four guys; Ron White, Larry the Cable guy, Bill Engvall and Jeff Foxworthy are all gifted comedians. They each have a different style of comedy that is unique, but what really makes this different from any other comedy show that can be seen on TV is the way that they interact with each other during various parts of the film, and again at the end. Their storytelling and trying to outdo each other is priceless! It should be noted, however, that redneck comedy isn't for everyone. It can be a little base, but it's no worse than something that Chris Rock or Dennis Leary would perform, and frankly, it's much less profane. I give it an 8 because I haven't laughed this hard in years.