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Cristina A. Montes

"For many reviewers, the unforgiveable sin of Howard's flick is that it is ponderous, boring, silly."

The fact that Ron Howard took the movie too seriously shows that he did not intend it to be "just fiction".

Greg Wright

Carl,

Thanks for the kind words. To a certain extent, Howard's movie really justifies the hard line that the Catholic community took in the lead-up to the movie. I was offended by the movie on the behalf of all Christians, and Catholics in particular.

But still -- I do think we Christians handed the filmmakers the roadmap for offense. They knew exactly what aspects to play up in order to fan the flames of controversy.

Greg Wright

Carl,

Thanks for the kind words. To a certain extent, Howard's movie really justifies the hard line that the Catholic community took in the lead-up to the movie. I was offended by the movie on the behalf of all Christians, and Catholics in particular.

But still -- I do think we Christians handed the filmmakers the roadmap for offense. They knew exactly what aspects to play up in order to fan the flames of controversy.

James

The Da Vinci Code

Dan Browns book The Da Vinci Code is a compelling read a rare novel that you have to continue to read and are unable to put down. The story and the characters draw you in and you believe in them, you are transposed into them so you become a part of the action and you care about what happens to them.

The devilishly clever plot takes you on a journey of discovery through the past and present and the fact that there are elements within the book that are real; such as the places, the art and the organisations leads the reader to believe in the story. You are constantly on the edge of your seat from the very beginning to the very end and never once do you think you know what the outcome will be as the plot twists and turns are so expertly written. The thoroughly enjoyable and compelling read.

The Film

The film was a big disappointment after reading the book, after only 30 minutes I had become disheartened with the calibre of the film. As with a lot of today’s films it was dark and you felt you missed a lot. Tom Hanks was not a great choice for Robert Langdon he often looked uncomfortable and out of his depth. He was not convincing as a professor in the subject. The colourful descriptions used in the book failed to be applied to the film and it lost a lot of its excitement in the translation from book to screen. http://theo.submit-4-free.com/

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