Movie:  The Da Vinci Code (2006)  I watched this one over the weekend, hoping it would live up to the fabulous book.  Unfortunately, it didn’t, tho that was no fault of Ron Howard (the director) or Tom Hanks.  The book was simply too intricate to translate to film, unless it was a four-hour opus.  The acting and directing was fine, especially Sir Ian McKellan (who’s fabulous in pretty much everything he does), it’s just that the intricacies of the plot are lost in the shortened timeline.  The movie is probably fine if you haven’t read the book, but if you enjoyed the book and wanted to see it come to fruition on the big screen, I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it.

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