Ron Howard, The Da Vinci Code (2006)
The Da Vinci Code is not a classic movie, and like the original book never reaches the literary level of Umberto Eco’s Foucault’s Pendulum or In the Name of the Rose, so also does the movie never achieves the closeness of perfection like the filming of In the Name of the Rose. But like the book, the movie, is worth while watching for the literary structure and its genial play with the theme. Of course, as a phenomenon that grasped the fascination of the popular and religious audiences for some years in the beginning of the 21st century, it is perhaps a must to inform oneself about Dan Brown’s book, and with this obligation watching the movie is simply entertaining, although you should seriously doubt the casting of Tom Hanks for the role of Dr. Robert Langdon. Tom Hanks was born to play the role of average, white-bread all-American, not that of a highly distinguished academic with an edge.