Thursday, May 18, 2006

The real campaign against The Da Vinci Code

Never mind the Catholic Church mutterings against The Da Vinci Code, Cloud reckons that there should be a global campaign by film critics on the grounds that the film is crap and undermines the status of film...

Of course he hasn't read it and won't go and see it (despite the lovely Audrey). I, on the other hand, can't wait to go and see this comedy...

Oh come on; with that hair on Tom Hanks it HAS to be a comedy, right?

Sorry to be linkless as at 8.20am...

7 comments:

Matt_c said...

Undermines the status of film? If he thinks film still has status then he evidently has seen the news... And it will rock in probably a rather camp way. I'm looking for oodles of expository dialogue, sweeping closeups to accompany narrative reveals and po-faced frowning. And I haven't even got started with the self-flagellation... on boy oh boy oh boy!

Lisa Rullsenberg said...

I'm looking for oodles of expository dialogue, sweeping closeups to accompany narrative reveals and po-faced frowning.

Best line I've heard all day... totally sums up why I want to see it!!! It's going to be hilarious!

HolyhosesRob said...

But surely you can just watch Alias if you want all that? It's what I do!

Matt_c said...

Ahem. Is there any self-flagellation in this 'Alias'? No, I think not.

[I'm saying that in my head like the Comic Book guy.]

Reidski said...

Cloud is right - it will be a crap film and I don't think it will be funny. It will be as bad as The Avengers, which I didn't laugh at all as it wasn't so bad that it was funny.
As for the book, I never ever fail to finish novels, no matter how bad they are. But The Da Vinci Code? I gave up less than half way through cos I couldn't believe how bad the writing was. Then again, millions of others read it and liked it, so maybe I just didn't understand it ...

Lisa Rullsenberg said...

Don't do down your good taste in finding Dan Brown unreadable. I suspect part of why I could read it was it made such a change after years of reading dense brain-killing academic texts...

Paul said...

I have to admit that I allowed myself to be dragged to see this film earlier in the week... and it's bad. Very bad indeed.

Ian McKellen appears to have decided that the whole thing is rubbish and played it for laughs, but for the rest it's just dull. Tom Hanks appears to be asleep for the entire film.

The rest of the cast includes some very good actors, but none of them are able to overcome either the mind numbing tedium of the plotting of the sheer one-dimensionality of the characters.

If you want to enjoy it for camop fun, I strongly suggest that you wait for the DVD and fast forward to the bits with Ian McKellen in them.