Friday, April 16, 2010

41. April 15/16, 2010 - The Da Vinci Code (2006)

This has a pretty impressive cast and the book it's based on is definitely a cultural phenomenon - so why isn't the movie better? I can't even point to any specific flaws. It just doesn't grab and hold your attention like it should. I do find it fascinating that this story - which is a work of fiction and has never claimed to be anything else - caused such an uproar. The only thing that this movie does is make me want to visit all those historical tombs that they go to in Europe, but let's be honest - I would have wanted to do that anyway.
My Netflix rating: 3 stars


  1. For some reason I seem to be the only person who likes this and Angels and Demons. I don't know, it's just an entertaining thriller. It's well made, well acted, looks good and gets you from beginning to end. It's totally forgettable but fun while it lasts. Come to think of it, to use my own term, it's a chocolate bar movie.

  2. If it's any consolation I loved The Da Vinci Code!