Early critics seemed happy to try to break "The Da Vinci Code" into a million pieces, literally. I am positive the Catholic League is having a field day with the horrendous reviews this highly anticipated film is getting.
At the first press screening reaction ranged from halfhearted admiration to boredom to derision among journalists. The Hollywood reporter said: "`Da Vinci' never rises to the level of a guilty pleasure. Too much guilt. Not enough pleasure." Associated Press critic Christy Lemire found the movie "cursory and rushed. ... As sturdy and versatile an actor as Hanks can be, he can't work miracles when he's got nothing to work with."Laughter rippled through the theater near the end of the film at the Cannes press screening Tuesday night when Hanks' character, symbologist Robert Langdon, reveals a key secret to co-star Audrey Tautou with ponderous melodrama. From then on, critics who had sat largely in polite silence for more than two hours tittered at will as the final scenes played out. "It's not a good sign when your film's big revelatory moment is greeted with laughter." wrote Stephen Schaefer, a film writer for The Boston Herald.
Maybe the critics are not that into Tom Hank's new hair do? Whatever the reason is the long awaited film premiered at the Cannes film festival on Wednesday and will premiere worldwide on Friday. Will you see “The Da Vinci Code” or pass? Tell us in our Venting Room!