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Sunday, May 21, 2006

i managed to watch The Da Vinci Code last night, and i have to say, i enjoyed it. first of all, i am not a Christian. and secondly, i watched it for pure entertainment value and wasn't really putting any sort of expectation into it before i entered the cinema. i read dan brown's book a couple of months before, but i read it for fun. i didn't believe/ not believe in the whole Holy Grail etc etc. i didn't even know what it was till i read the book. the movie was pretty alright, a bit too long for me (2.5 hours). i thought the casting was good. sir ian mckellen as leigh teabing was damn good, and paul bettany as silas was spot on :) i think paul bettany's really hot. but i didn't really like the choice of tom hanks playing robert langdon. hmm. oh well.

so anyways, the general plot of the story/movie goes something like this -

While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum. Near the body, police have found a baffling cipher. While working to solve the enigmatic riddle, Langdon is stunned to discover it leads to a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci -- clues visible for all to see -- yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.

Langdon joins forces with a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, and learns the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion -- an actual secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Botticelli, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci, among others.

In a breathless race through Paris, London, and beyond, Langdon and Neveu match wits with a faceless powerbroker who seems to anticipate their every move. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine puzzle in time, the Priory's ancient secret -- and an explosive historical truth -- will be lost forever.

there are a lot of critics out there who said this movie sucked, etc. wasn't as good as the book, etc. some said that the movie was blasphemous and a whole lot of crap. well last i heard, the Da Vinci Code was on the FICTION BESTSELLER LIST. :) go give it a shot. enter the cinema with an open mind and hopefully not a lot of expectation, and you might come out feeling a little satisfied :) it's not the best movie i've seen, but it doesn't SUCK. i was pleasantly surprised cause i expected it to be worse, based on reviews i've read.

ps: i really loved paul bettany as silas and ian mckellen as leigh teabing. some scenes (especially those involving silas) are very disturbing. i cringed everytime i watched them.

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