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Movies: Summer Blockbusters
Wednesday, 2006 June 7 - 11:56 pm
"The Da Vinci Code" and "X-Men: The Last Stand".

"The Da Vinci Code"

I reviewed the book a while ago, and I noted that it was a fun, easy-to-read thriller, but not a literary masterpiece.

The movie is a fun, easy-to-watch thriller, but not a cinematic masterpiece.

Even though the book was fairly light, it was still too much to cram into a movie in its entirety. So the movie abbreviated a lot of the plot elements into 30-second vignettes, making this seem more like the movie version of the Cliffs Notes for The Da Vinci Code. The puzzles seemed to fall into place too easily. Leaving out all the reasoning and segues between the puzzles made everything seem just a little too convenient.

What's more, Ron Howard sufficiently watered down the controversial bits until they didn't seem all that shocking any more.

I thought Tom Hanks and Audrey Tautou gave reasonably good performances, but nothing Oscar-worthy. The supporting cast was largely one-dimensional.

Rating: 2.5 / 5

"X-Men: The Last Stand"

While I never read the comics, I can see the appeal of the X-Men story. It's epic. It's a big story. And the latest installment in the movie series certainly carries on the epic-ness.

The story was a little bit predictable, and some of the action seemed like a rehash of stuff we've already seen. But it was an enjoyable movie; well-paced, good effects, and reasonable acting efforts for a movie of this genre. If you liked the previous two movies, you'll like this one too.

Rating: 3.5 / 5
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Comment #1 from olafandy (Guest)
2006 Jun 8 - 10:13 am : #
You liked X3?!?!?

I can't post here anymore.

(Actually, I did like X3, but thought hands down it was the worst of the 3)

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