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The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Dan Brown's book "The Da Vinci Code" was a great story, which got the Christian world quite angry and it made Dan Brown very rich man, though he's been on a courtroom quite long now, 'cause of the greedy bastards who wants their share of the treasure.
Ron Howard's adaptation of that book was an expected event, because of the books famous theory and the all-star cast. I just saw the movie about 7 hours ago, and I must say this: I wasn't disappointed. I've read the book, and yes, they do rush some scenes and they left quite a bit out of it, but still the result was good. I'm not saying that it's a masterpiece like the book, but it was not bad.
Main cast does their job well, all except Alfred Molina (Bishop Arigarosa), he is like a ghost in this one and he's scene's are the most dullest in this movie ( bishops playing pool, what's up with that? ) But all else, Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Sir Ian McKellen, Jean Reno & Paul Bettany does their job well. And I must say that, Sir Ian McKellen saves a lot. Just when the plot is getting a bit boring, Mr Mckellen's Sir Leigh Teabing is a pleasant surprise to the complex plot. He was the best thing is this movie. Paul Bettany was a bit scary as Silas, due to his accent and that "self-hurting" sequence.
But what really hurt the film was the rush. I know that you really can't make a straight copy of the book and make it film, it would last hours. But you have to play it smoothly to get the thing go right, like for example The Lord of Rings movies. And on my opinion, they should have waited a bit before releasing/making this movie.
On the bottom-line, The Da Vinci Code is a good movie, it's entertaining, it's got a good cast and the best thing: You can see great place's like the Louvre, Roslyn Chapel etc. It was nice to have a entertaining "history" lesson