Babe's Always WriteI saw "The DaVinci Code" at the cinema today and I have to say it was a jolly fine ride. Which got me thinking -- why did I enjoy this movie so much? It was violent, edged on blasphemy, lots of car chasing and double crossing -- (gee, sounds like some of the teen groups I know) none of these things are normally my idea of entertainment.
Yes, I was a visual art major so the Louvre and reframing of the old masters added appeal( I may never look at Da Vinci's Vitrutian man in the same way again). Yes, I like Tom Hanks. The man can really act IMO. (Anyone who can pull off a conversation with a soccer ball and still tug viewer's hearts has a gift.) The score and cinamtography were dramatic and impelling. But this was more than the lure of constant action, interesting scenery and unexpected twists.
It's a long time since I saw a movie that I didn't predict from one third in. Dan Brown's writing may not be great, but I have to admit, the story line and premise were clever. And being able to dupe folks so well that they wonder if this movie's conspiracy could possibly be true-- well, that's genius, or inspired evil, depending on how you look at it. Wonder if Mr. Brown also sells bridges?
So, what good movies have you seen lately?