I just got home from running the projector for the first showing of The DaVinci Code at the Colonial Theatre.
While it will never go down in the annals of cinematic classics, it is a very enjoyable diversion. I think a lot of the critics at Rotten Tomatoes decided not to like the movie before they even saw it. This might have been either because they had very high expectations for it as fans of the book, or they wanted to take the opportunity to show that they're not part of the Antichrist MSM Brigade that conservative talk radio has been setting up as a straw man as of late. Or maybe there's finally a backlash forming against Ron Howard and/or Tom Hanks. I just don't know. But the horrible reviews aren't warranted.
We had a sold-out first show tonight, and the crowd was very into the movie. I didn't have to tell a single teenager to shut up tonight. The pacing was just right: exposition, chase, exposition, chase. Some of the chases were a little silly, but never boring.
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