The eagerly awaited movie version of the best selling book ‘The Da Vinci Code’ is being savaged by critics around the world after the first screening last night in Cannes, France. Some members of the 2000 critics in the audience even broke into stifled laughs at the movies key moment.
“At the high point, there was laughter among the journalists. Not loud laughs, but a snicker and I think that says it all,” said Gerson Da Cunha from The Times of India.
“People were confused, there was no applause, just silence,” said Margherita Ferrandino from the Italian television Rai 3.
“It was really disappointing. The dialogue was cheesy. The acting wasn’t too bad, but the film is not as good as the book,” added Lina Hamchaoui, from British radio IRN.
The most savage review comes from the Hollywood trade paper Variety:
“…director Ron Howard and screenwriter Akiva Goldsman have conspired to drain any sense of fun out of the melodrama, leaving expectant audiences with an oppressively talky film that isn’t exactly dull, but comes as close to it as one could imagine with such provocative material; (the) result is perhaps the best thing the project’s critics could have hoped for.”
It might not be the worst idea ever to routinely make movies that insult the most popular religion in the world, but that’s only because someone thought up flavored condoms, and that’s the worst idea ever. Maybe it’s because I mostly bang models who haven