May 25, 2006 Archives

25 May 2006

The Da Vinci Code

Well, I've not read the book, and generally I'm allergic to hype, so I was going to skip this one... then the Church got involved and started making noises (which were almost certainly blown out of all proportion by the media), and I just had to see it.

The film isn't bad, as such, it just isn't good. I honestly don't understand why this film has got anybody's back up. As far as I can tell the biggest concern is that people might not realise this is all fiction. Yeah right. Even "Batman Begins" had a more plausible plot than this film...

My biggest regret about this film though is that it reinforces the "Box office takings = Success" myth that is ultimately going to destroy cinema, and I suppose by paying to see it I have helped hammer another nail in the coffin.

Rating: 2/5

Posted by Robert Hart | Permanent Link | Categories: Films