Da Vinci Code (2006) – Movie Review

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Da Vinci is a brilliant movie

Da Vinci Code is a brilliant movie. For a non-believer like me, I decided to review this movie sparingly.

Da Vinci Code starring Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon, Audrey Tautou as Sophie Neveu, Sir Ian McKellen (Gandalf in LOTR & Magneto in X-Men) as Sir Leigh Teabing, Paul Bettany as Silas, Alfred Molina as Bishop Aringarosa and Jean Reno as Bezu Fache is a movie adapted from Dan Brown’s book. It seems that the film rights were purchased from Dan Brown for US$ 6 million. Audrey Tautou, the French actress who plays Sophie in the movie is a lovable lady. She acted and became famous in the movie ‘Amelie’. Sir Ian McKellen delivered a solid performance as one of the key actors in this film. Can’t wait to watch him in X-Men: The Last Stand next week.

Audrey Tautou is hot!

The entire movie is about seeking the truth and solving mysteries that have been unsolved for nearly 2,000 years. The length of the movie is about 2 hours and 30 minutes. The story is a bit twisted, and sometimes give you a different kind of feelings. Before the movie was released, many religious organization including The Vaticans and Opus Dei actually protested against the film. One of the archbishops in The Vaticans called this movie “full of calumnies, offenses, and historical and theological errors”.

I am somehow amazed that this movie is released in Malaysia, uncut! In some countries, certain parts of this movie are cut. In fact, I’m amazed it is even released in the religious country of ours. Kudos to that! To those who haven’t watched yet – heed this, this is a very controvesial movie that might bring false sense and theories to you especially if you’re a religious person (whatever the religion is). (spoilers ahead)… but, I strongly agreed with what Robert Langdon said at the end of the movie, “The only thing that matters is what you believe.” I second that.