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[Movie Review] The Da Vinci Code

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Synopsis

A murder inside the Louvre and clues in Da Vinci paintings lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years — which could shake the foundations of Christianity.

Director: Ron Howard

Writers: Akiva Goldsman (screenplay), Dan Brown (novel)

Source: http://www.imdb.com/

WARNING: Major spoilers ahead.

The film is really great! Almost all of the scenes from the novel were included and the film also expressed the thrill that I felt while reading the book. Especially when Robert Langdon and Sophie Neveu were escaping from the Louvre. I was awed during the scenes that included the Louvre Museum since I always wanted to go there. The paintings, especially The Last Supper was included as well and it really helped me to imagine the symbols that Leigh Teabing was mentioning. The cryptex also amazed me as well. How it was created and arranged. Maybe the big difference between the novel and the film was that in the film, there was only one cryptex to be solved. However, in the novel, there were two cryptexes to be solved. I was a bit disappointed in that part because it made things easier lol. The ending was well, quite disappointing as well. In the film, it was revealed that Jacques Saunière was not the real grandfather of Sophie. It was also shown that Sophie was reunited with her grandmother. While in the novel, Jacques is the real grandfather of Sophie and she was even reunited with her grandmother as well as her younger brother who was revealed to be both alive. I think it would be better if they didn’t change this scene because it would’ve been better if Sophie knew that she still has a family after all. But despite of this differences, the film was great and exciting with all the treasure-hunt-like setting.

Overall rating: 4.4/5

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