Saturday, 9 June 2012

Bonus Assignment #1- Da Vinci Code Movie Review

The Da Vinci Code- Movie Review
Hanna Schmidt

The controversial novel; The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown has finally made it to the big screen, but unfortunately the movie has yet to live up to the high expectations set by the best-selling book. It is extremely difficult to take a book and convert it to a movie, but even with this in mind, one would still be able to create a ‘mediocre’ film.This thriller- suspense movie definitely could have been better; it was bad quality had bad acting, and it did something that producers never want a movie to do: it took a book that people love, and made a movie that doesn’t do it justice. The movie didn’t value the same things as the book did, while the movie focused more on the gory aspect, and the romantic relationship between Robert and Sophie, the book highlighted the mystery of finding the Holy Grail, and the meaning behind the symbols mentioned. On top of this, the actors in the movie weren’t as accomplished as they could have been, Tom Hanks, for instance, had a very bland performance, there was no emotion in his acting job, and this was definitely the breaking point for the movie. As well, the images brought into one’s head while reading the book were not portrayed in the movie; it just didn’t have the same feel to it.  For example, the actors picked to play the parts weren’t what people had imagined them to be, which greatly detracted from the movie. Fans who loved the book are finding that they can hardly wade through the movie; “A 'Da Vinci Code' That Takes Longer to Watch Than Read”. This movie adaptation is definitely something that would have been best left as a book.

1 comment:

  1. Hmmmmm....haven't seen the movie but read and really enjoyed the novel.
    Will pass on the movie!

    Your writing clearly captures the tone of a movie review.