i was quite dissappointed with the da vinci code. i hadn't read the book, so i was hoping the "addictive plot" (as i've been told) would translate to the screen. too bad the plot is as predictable as bowel movement after taco bell. i heard somebody mutter behind me after the movie, "that was nothing like the book." i have no clue if that's true, but i hope so.

an amusing moment as the movie ended: somebody in the front of the theater tried to applaud as the movie ended. after about three claps, this person realized nobody was gonna clap ... so the person stopped. crash and burn!

movies i'm hoping won't dissappoint me so much: the fountain, cars, and pirates of the carribean: dead man's chest.

Currently listening to: Eagle Eye Cherry - Save Tonight
Posted by roy on May 20, 2006 at 10:07 PM in Ramblings | 10 Comments

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Comment posted on May 23rd, 2006 at 04:36 PM
Loved it.

Also, you should check out Brick with the kid from Angels in the Outfield.

Not kidding.

Congratulations to those who thought the plot was predictable. You are so clever!
Comment posted on May 23rd, 2006 at 04:53 PM
thanks. you know i derive all my self-worth and self-esteem from my ability to predict movie plots. your affirmation of my cleverness has given me a great high. thanks ed.

how's your job offer looking? hao said you got it... sounds pretty sweet.
Comment posted on May 23rd, 2006 at 05:12 PM
I accepted it, which prevents me from accompanying you and hao on your world tour.

Should you decide to postpone it a year, however...
Comment posted on May 22nd, 2006 at 03:26 AM
You forgot the best movie that there is or there will ever be... SNAKES ON A PLANE!

How could you possibly get disappointed with that one?!?
Comment posted on May 22nd, 2006 at 01:35 AM
read the book, liked the pace at which he wrote it. It's a page turner, but yea.. plot is predictable.

Movie was.. dunno how to say this.... a bastardization of the book.

movie was ok. the movie by itself would have been interesting, but they changed the plot, the story, etc, purposely to remove the church from blame. (the shadow council didn't exist in print version).

as for the book. it was a fun read, that's all. I enjoy a book that makes me not want to put it down. Ender's game is still the best book in those regards, sure I could nitpick it. but reading fiction is more less for that person's enjoyment. If you enjoy a book, what else matters?
Comment posted on May 22nd, 2006 at 01:25 AM
what?! man, sorry you were let down. I thought the movie was in line with the book... I stopped reading after 80% (which I guess was the most important part)... anyway, i liked it, at least the first 80% of the movie... hahah :D
Comment posted on May 21st, 2006 at 08:20 PM
I am interested in reading the book, and had planned on buying a used paperback before I left. Well, it was at the bottom of my list and now I am missing out "Da Vincijeva Kod" mania in Belgrade.

NB: I wanted a used paperback to avoid filling Dan Brown's bank account with my skrilla.

NB2: The New York Times has a hilarious review of the film.
Comment posted on May 21st, 2006 at 09:32 AM
thats cool my older bro is watching it right now
Comment posted on May 21st, 2006 at 04:10 AM
I have read the book, but not seen the movie. I can tell you that the plot was pretty predictable in the book. Not sure what all the fuss is about. This theory has been around for a long time. Like most religious mysteries, we will never know for sure.
Comment posted on May 21st, 2006 at 02:30 AM
Yeap.. the da vinci code in the movie was far less exciting than the book. When i read the book, i kept wanting to flip pages after pages, but when i watched the movie, i kept controlling my yawn after yawn.

Even the characters selected,
Silas - doesn't look as scary/ghostly and evil as it supposed to be
The lead actress - suppose to look extremely smart and independent but she looks demure and sweet
Robert Langdon - suppose to project a full American character. Tom Hanks doesn't give that kind of feeling. Someone commented that perhaps George Clooney will be better.
The cripple "teacher" - not as witty and self-centered as it supposed to be. In fact he has a gentle gaze

Those are just some examples. There were no up and down (excitement) in the movie like you get from the book. Partly due to there wasn't any fearful or scary feeling from the characters. It was monotanus.

Certain parts may not be the same as the book, but they already tried their best. Which is not too bad.