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25-05-2006
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I thought the book was a fun thriller to read. like others have said..this is just a novel for enjoyment...not meant to be for 'intellectuals' or serious literature....i think some people are taking this way too seriously..guess it can't be helped because of the religious content and with the spotlight right on it.

Not surprised that the critics are bashing it...people probably set the standard/hopes too high on the da vinci code. I usually don't agree w/ movie critics anyways

i thought the movie was pretty good..even though i already know the story. I didn't have any expectations for Tom Hanks..because quite honestly, I thought Robert Langdon was a boring character. Paul Betthany was it? He was amazing as Silas.

Lower your expectations for both the book and movie and you will be pleasantly surprised...

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I must admit, Dan Brown's other books were soo much better. Anyone seen the movie? Opinions...I just saw it today and I felt it was too dumbed down...made it a little cheesy...but i still liked it =)

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27-05-2006
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I just watched it on DVD last night. Tom Hanks was like a block of wood that talked, Audrey Tatou was a disappointment - as much for the fact that her character was basically written out of the script as for her wooden dialogue. Paul Betthany and Ian Mckellan (?sp) were the saving graces. There was a lack of depth to the script, that while the book was more like a script written for Hollywood in the first instance, the script was a mish mash of edited out material and bad oneliners "I must get to the library...". I mean really.

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^ oh yea...it annoyed me so much how much was taken straight from the book...not much original interpretation on the script writer's part =\

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It's interesting how this turns out. First it was "Yay" but now it is too fashionable to some people thinking they are "oh so [...]" and wouldn't make their pure mind to like such a book.. oh mon dieu~

And i'm very sad when somebody with deep belief calls me a fool (or says it's satan's work) when i mention the book or the movie.. Who's the narrow-minded now?

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