Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last couple weeks, I’m sure you’ve heard about the Da Vinci Code movie. It’s starring Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon, Audrey Tautou as Sophie Neveu, Ian McKellan as Sir Leigh Teabing, Alfred Molina as Bishop Aringarosa, Jean Reno as Captain Fache and Paul Bettany as Silas. The plot revolves around a murder inside an art museum known as the Louvre and clues hidden inside Leonardo Da Vinci’s paintings. Those clues leads to a discovery of a mystery that was kept hidden by secret society, a secret regarding Christianity.
I came across the novel during my last semester of college. It was during a time when I took interest in reading more often and I had just finished reading Douglas Adam’s the Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I searched around for a new book to read and I am across the Da Vinci Code. I searched eBay for a copy and managed to find one for $20, shipping included. It took about a week for the book to arrive and once I started reading it, I didn’t want to put it down. I read the book every chance I got. In between classes, on the ride to school and on the ride home. After finishing the novel, I was hooked on Dan Brown’s work. I went search for the rest of his novels and both them too. On eBay, of course.
What I liked about the book was the storyline and the things that are being told in the novel. Those things are controversial because Dan Brown makes a bold claim at the beginning of the book saying that everything is based on facts. There are people out there that are saying that everything in the book is fiction. I could care less whether it is real or fake. I found the novel to be very interesting to read. I’m not religious so it doesn’t affect me that much. But it does affect a lot of Christians out there. Dan Brown is a Christian. I heard one time, there was an audio clip of an interview he did. He said that he wrote the book to find out more about his religion or something along those lines. But it turned out to piss a lot of people off. But I don’t know exactly why it would piss them off. It’s just a book.
The Bible, to me, is just a book. I can read it as if it was like any other novel. Whether any of those events took place, I don’t know. I wasn’t there at the time the book was published. But with the Da Vinci Code, it’s that claim at the beginning of the book that is causing people to get mad. It’s like saying, “I’m going to tell you the truth.” And then telling lies. But again, whether anything said in the novel actually took place, I have no idea. I just like the novel because of its content. I wouldn’t want to read a novel that was boring. That is just not good. The reason why this novel sold so many copies is because of storyline. It’s the kind of stuff that people are interested in.
I’m planning on going to watch the movie tomorrow night with some friends. I’ve already heard things about it but I still want to see it. It’s not like anything can ruin the movie for me because I’ve already read the book. Some friends said that it stayed pretty close to the book but they had to take some things out. I’m curious to see what they took out and what they left in. Once I get back from the movie, I’ll have a review up. I’m hoping to give it two thumbs up.