I confess: I was one of the many, many people who despite many poor reviews still chose to see The Da Vinci Code over the weekend. Quite a few people, it seems, made that choice, with the film taking $US77 million in the North American market and globally over $US224 million in its first weekend.
What's worse is I now agree with most of the critics. The film is too slow, too long and for a film was so much potential for stunning scenery, really not enough of France or London is seen. More to the point, where the book makes you feel intelligent, as if you're figuring things out as you go, the movie makes you feel like a 5-year-old has taken you by the hand and has to explain every possible exposition point without having any skill in terms of joining these points together. All in all, not worth your time (but I bet you'll see it anyway, won't you?).
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