The Da Vinci Code

Jays Rating:

Director Ron Howard brings the controversial novel by Dan Brown to the big screen entitled, The DaVinci Code. When the elderly curator is murdered, symbologist expert Dr. Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) is summoned to the Louvre Museum in France. Stunned by the ritualistic position of the body, he is soon joined by a police cryptologist named Sophie Neveu (Audrey Tautou) to help him decipher the clues that have been left around the body. The French police (equivalent to our F.B.I.) are about to arrest Dr. Langdon when Sophie sneaks him out of the museum. (If it’s that easy to sneak out they should have taken a couple priceless paintings with them.) They begin unraveling a 2000 year old secret code “hidden” in the works of Leonardo DaVinci. They eventually escape to England while being chased by a secret society called the “Priory of Sion” that is trying to hide the ancient secret. Tom Hanks and the rest of the Cast are superb and the score by Hans Zimmer sets a perfect atmosphere in this film. The two and one half hours fly by with wonderful twists, turns, mystery and suspense guaranteed to keep you guessing. If the controversy surrounding this film doesn’t make it a blockbuster, the positive viewer response will. It’s pure fiction and the “what ifs” and assumptions don’t mean a thing. In fact, most assumptions are wrong. (Some people assume that because I’m blind, I wear dark sunglasses and play a guitar. I can’t even see the sun and I don’t know the difference between a guitar and a banjo!) This film is not only well made but it’s entertaining and I’m giving it an A rating.

This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.