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The Da Vinci Code

 

 
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Okay first of all please get over yourself. The Passion of the Christ led the charge and Da Vinci Code picked it up and ran with it. What am I talking about? Well this is the second movie of the decade to drive the holy rollers ballistic. There were email blasts, no-life picketers and holier-than-thou […]

Posted May 22, 2006 by

 
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Okay first of all please get over yourself. The Passion of the Christ led the charge and Da Vinci Code picked it up and ran with it. What am I talking about? Well this is the second movie of the decade to drive the holy rollers ballistic. There were email blasts, no-life picketers and holier-than-thou band-wagoners lobbying to get audiences to spend their money elsewhere but guess what it did? It made the sales skyrocket and for good reason…

Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) is a genius historian with a knack for figuring out complex puzzles and signs. Focusing his study on the misconceptions of symbols throughout history he is contacted by an unlikely colleague to have lunch one day. Little did he know that when his colleague neglected to show up it would be the pre-cursor to a bizarre quest of twists and turns into the most bizarre cover-up in the church’s history. Joined by the ultra sexy Sophie Neveu (Audrey Tautou) Robert finds himself dodging sinister monks, fanatical police officers and corrupt officials in his quest to uncover the truth behind his colleague’s disappearance.

The story was intense and the scenes of action were well done, even causing your seasoned critic here to jump several times in a few key scenes. The climax had to be the best part of it all and it made for quite an enjoyable watch accompanied by confusion as to what the christians would be upset about. The film does pipe on the negative aspects of certain sects of Catholicism ie: self punishment, fanaticism, sexual deprivation yadda, yadda, yadda but any idiot could take it for what it is, which is a good fiction about the “what ifs” dealing with the bible.

I am glad I was able to see this film and Tom Hanks continues to show his caliber when it comes to the acting arena. Did I mention how cute Audrey Tautou is? Oh ya I did, well let me wrap this up: Good movie, good action and suspense, shame on you judgmental Christians. Go see it.

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Greg Dragon

 
Cinephile and opinion writer, Greg Dragon has been a fan of movies since the 80's when Kung Fu theater was all the rage and Roger Moore was James Bond. Greg is the founder and lead critic of Spicy Movie Dogs. You can follow him on Twitter @Rafacus or on his Google+ account.