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The Da Vinci Flop

Posted on May 19, 2006

By Mike Luckovich

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By Jacob, April 2, 2007 at 2:16 pm Link to this comment
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Ironically, both the Da Vinci movie AND book have more factual mistakes than most internet blogs. Basic information such as the measurements of paintings, the locations and dates of certain events, even the names of several artists, are all wrong. And these are facts that can be looked up in any encyclopedia, not religious issues that are harder to ‘prove’ or ‘disprove’. With that huge a lack of reasearch, none of us should be inclined to take Dan Brown seriously regardless of whatever his message is. It’s not a thinking book.

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By Kayko, June 3, 2006 at 1:52 pm Link to this comment
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The book requires at lot of “willing suspension of disbelief” and I’m not talking about the religious aspects.  Like “Angels and Demons,” (which is a much better book, BTW) this one has an incredible number of implausible situations and events.  And good performers like Hanks and Tattou are wasted on cardboard characters.

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By Valley Skeptic, May 30, 2006 at 4:10 pm Link to this comment
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I loved the book and I thought the movie was great.  I do understand why the majority of people hated it, the majority believes in god and this movie questions and challenges that belief.  Plus this movie required people to think, and according to recent polls 95% of Americans believe in god, therefore it is easier to believe then to think, that is why we have more believers then thinkers.  Don’t worry America; there will be another Rocky or Arnie movie soon, no more movies that make you think.

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By Jean Luc, May 30, 2006 at 10:11 am Link to this comment
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To be sure, this film is a MAJOR FLOP.  I couldn’t wait to see it given all the ‘hype’ prior to the movie’s release.  In sum, the movie was NOT worth the wait!  I’ve heard the book is good, however - so maybe I’ll read the book.  Ron Howard should be capable of BETTER!

This movie should be a case-study on how NOT to make a movie.  I want my money back!

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