I’ve not yet seen anything positive about The Da Vinci Code film in the UK press. I saw a bunch of people leaving the premier in Paris saying it was awful, predictable and boring. One woman said it was the worst two and a half hours of her life. I all I can say is she must have had a pretty exciting life if that’s the worst she has had to endure!
With all the bad press and the fact that Tom Hanks gets on my nerves, I wasn’t really into the idea of going to see it, but I thought I ought to know something about it for reference sake, since everyone has been banging on about this story for a ages…
I went to see the film last night and I thought it was quite good. I don’t cope well with overly long films, but I coped OK, so it couldn’t have been too boring. It was a little predictable at times, but since most of the literate world seems to have read the book, that’s hardly a problem. Notice, I don’t count myself in that group 🙂
If you haven’t read the book, go and see it so you can nod politely while people spout rubbish about the factual accuracies/inaccuracies of the story. Maybe seed the conversation with controversial statements like, “I think it’s totally blasphemous!”, or “It’s an accurate account of history!”, then sit back and watch as people have the vapors… It’s like trying to teach evolution in America 😉
PS. XMen 3 next week.