Monday, June 08, 2009
It wasn't bad. I enjoyed it quite a bit actually, despite having to urinate so badly it became painful with about a half hour left in the movie.
It almost seemed like the dialog was forced at times, but necessarily so in order to propel the movie along so that all the labyrinthine plot details could be included in the roughly two hours. I enjoyed Dan Brown's book, so the movie was one I had been looking forward to for some time.
The special effects are good, and although some of the Vatican scenes were done on stage sets or with computer effects, the overall effect is of being there.
Tom Hanks is good as usual, if you like Hanks. I thought Ewan McGregor was excellent in his role. Ayelet Zurer was good.
If you like Dan Brown's books, as I do, be prepared for some changes to the plot line. I was a bit perplexed by the changes made for this movie, but I still like the film.
Now, I look forward to the release of the next book, "The Lost Symbol" September 15!