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Vox Audita Perrit, Literra Scripta Manet....
The heard word is lost, the written letter remains...
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moony_girl13 From: moony_girl13 Date: May 19th, 2006 11:02 am (UTC) (Link)
I personally really didn't like the book, but am interested in seeing the film anyway (probably because the book had a summer blockbuster feel to it). One of the things I highly disliked about the novel was how the plot always slowed down so that a bunch of characters could throw-out pages and pages of (sometimes inaccurate) trivia, but I suppose that problem is avoided in the film because of the pacing?

I've generally heard a lot of mixed reviews about the movie, with some people complaining it was as intellectual as the book (?!), although that's not really something I care about -- was it worth $11, or is it more of a 'better to rent and watch at home' kind of film?
normandie_m From: normandie_m Date: May 19th, 2006 11:38 am (UTC) (Link)
The pacing was still a bit sluggish in places, particularly since they've included historical flashbacks in addition to Langdon and Teabing exchanging bits and pieces on symbolism and Mary Magdalene. Even the final showdown between Teabing and Langdon seemed a little slow, since Teabing was doing the typical villain thing of explaining his plan while wandering around the church and holding them at gunpoint. The film definitely went on too long, I thought. That's why I think that 'Angels and Demons' would've made a better film, because Langdon really had to race against the clock to save the day.

I paid five bucks to see it with the voucher I used. Which is probably what you'd pay to rent it when it's out on dvd, if that's anything to go by. I wouldn't have paid more than that to see it, so I suggest you do wait.
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