Mineshaft Gap

It's a screening log, no more no less. Maybe I'll have something interesting to say one of these days...

The worst screenplay - ever.

The DaVinci Code (Howard, 2006)

Akiva Goldsman's screenplay from Dan Brown's novel is a travesty of writing. The fact that this man won an Academy Award is just further proof of the invalidity of that body.

But in addition to that issue, almost everything else in the film doesn't work. Howard is the biggest hack in Hollywood, but Hanks and Tatou are usually at least charming. In this everyone is dead except McKellan, who has a good time but can't save the entire film. The casting really seems a bad Cliff's Notes on European actors with even Prochnow showing up.

On the whole the controversy is pointless, since all the anti-Catholic rhetoric comes from the villains, and the film is just a bore.

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