Saturday, June 03, 2006

WHY READING MATTERS

Why? Because if I hadn't read The DaVinci Code first, I never would have understood the movie, despite all its unintentionally hilarious expository dialogue. Poor Audrey Tatou--all she really gets to do is let out a quoi? every once in a while to let Tom Hanks explain to us all just what is going on.

"X-Men 3" is way better.

9 comments:

gail said...

"Quoi?" is pretty much all her character said in the book.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, like the book wasn't chock-full of unintentionally hilarious expository dialogue? My God, they'll be running away from men with guns, and suddenly he stops and says something like, "Wait! I just remembered something!" and then he gives this three-page speech . . .

gail said...

And then she says the equivalent of "What?"

Roger Sutton said...

Yes, you don't understand why he hasn't pulled allll his hair out by the end of the movie.

Alex Flinn said...

The big problem I had with it was that once you compressed the book down to two hours, the unrealistic number of narrow escapes became more readily apparent. I was sitting there going, "They're wandering around the museum getting clues while the police are chasing them, and it *worked*???" They needed Arnold S. with an uzi to make some of their near-misses realistic. Too much suspension of disbelief required.

I liked being able to see the art as they talked about it. But that's all.

Anonymous said...

I cannot believe that all around the world, people are running around in an uproar, being heartily entertained by the notion that a man might have been married and had children. The human race is incredible. We should all become aardvarks.

Melinda said...

Then we'd be running around in an uproar looking for anthills.

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