Wednesday, May 17, 2006

I didn't believe ...

... it would be possible for the movie of The Da Vinci Code to be worse than the book. I said so right here. Boy was I ever wrong! The screening I just attended will rank forever among the most tedious two-and-a-half hours I have ever endured. The book at least moved at a mercifully brisk clip. The movie is slow, talky, and long. The colleague I attended it with, asked afterward how she felt, replied, "Older." Me too.

Update: Here is Inquirer film critic Steve Rea's review of the film: Da Vinci wouldn't want his name on this 'Code' . I sort of wish Steven hadn't let on about the Dewey Decimal System, but I think even Dave Lull will concede that it was bound to come out sooner or later.


  1. Last I checked, Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 6%. Drop off the Internet reviewers and counting EW, Time, and other major reviewers brings it up to 10%.

    I don't think the Hindenburg crashed this badly.

  2. Can't remember if you already linked to the Geoffrey Chaucer blog on DVC, Frank, but if not, the posting there will cheer you up.
    all best