Sunday, May 21, 2006

"The Da Vinci Code"...

The movie is out! And I saw it! Since the book was not that well written, I had hopes that Tom Hanks and Ron Howard would somehow transcend the material and give us a great movie! They did it! The screenplay was tighter, the performances were excellent, the casting spot on, and the music gave a quality that mirrored the ambiance of the book. All in all a fine production. I give it ****. Jean Reno did his usual fine job, Alfred Molina was cast superbly and the rest of the actors likewise. Of course Tom Hanks is his usual BEST, and it is Tom Hanks that pushes this film over the top and captures our imagination. Hanks is REAL. Whomever he plays, he brings character and depth to the role.

As far as this film being in any way threatening to faith or Catholicism, I think you would have to be paranoid or gullible to feel that this work of fiction is in any way worth angsting about. Forget it and have a good times at the movies...movies, baseball and hot dogs - that's what it's all about!

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