Sunday, January 21, 2007

"The Da Vinci Code"

It would have made a better book.

Seriously… Reading the book it seems that such a thrilling tale should make a great movie, especially one starring Tom Hanks and Audrey Tautou. But things don’t always work out. With loads of details and frequent plot twists the story becomes cumbersome to translate into a feature film. This saturation instead produces a talking-heads routine where the picture depends on constant dialogue to relay the necessary information, and really without enough pay-off. Ian McKellen, however, delivers a superb performance, and even manages to pull of an otherwise boring 15-minute monologue sequence in captivating style as usual.

*IDEA: One of the theater chains should replay of “The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy every December.


Jimmy said...

Thanks. I hear you. You got a thing for Penelope Cruz, just wondering if you notice it yourself.

Man with a Van said...

Sweet-pea certainly might have helped "Da Vinci", right?