Finally was in stock, and I had a dead evening to watch this one. I refused to see it in the theatres. Here goes>
You know how you often hear people say a movie wasn’t as good as the book. Well you can add The DaVinci Code to that list. The part that’s really sad is that the book was barely a notch above Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys to begin with, and even Tom Hanks couldn’t save that.
Hanks delivers a golem-like performance worthy of any teevee episode hodge-podge of Criminal Minds-Numbers. Hell, the geeks on Numbers are at least semi-interesting. Who was the co-star? That’s how forgettable she was. There is better character development in some of the Zombies in a Romero film.
The specious historical crap was whipped past the viewer at such a pace, you had no time to go “Huh, WTF?” like if you’d read the book.
After watching it, I would happily trade in the ‘Knights Of’ for and old black and white episode of Simon Templar any day.