Director: Ron Howard
Stars: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Jean Reno, Ian McKellen, Paul Bettany
A murder in Paris' Louvre Museum and cryptic clues in some of Leonardo da Vinci's most famous paintings lead to the discovery of a religious mystery. For 2,000 years a secret society closely guards information that, should it come to light, could rock the very foundations of Christianity.
This is a review of the movie and not the book.
I am a big fan of history and religion, so when there is a movie dealing with both, I was up for watching it. I was pretty impressed with the story and the conspiracy theories through the movie. All of the details of finding all of these clues and the history behind all of makes you wonder, if there is something to all of it. I found all of this very interesting. I did not complain about the movie at all.
The only bad part of the movie was the speed. The movie was too slow at times, but then the speed would just pick up a bit faster. That was really it. The acting in the movie was good. Hanks was his normal knocking out the role. Ian McKellen was great in this movie, but he is in most movies.
I just did not see anything bad in this movie at all. I know there were a lot of complaints from movie critics, but there was not that was that wrong with the movie. It was not for everyone. Ron Howard's movies are just hits and average movies. Not all of his movies are winners, but he at least knows what he is doing.
The cinematography for this movie was amazing. The movie was filmed in USA, Malta, France and the UK. The shots and scenes were beautiful. To be able to see and work around this history must have been unreal to believe that it was all really happening to you.
This is not a movie for everyone. It is too slow at times, so you really have to pay attention and keep up with the movie. This is a good movie. Like I said, I did not read the book, so I have no opinion of the details from it. Enjoy.
The Da Vinci Code (2006) Trailer