The Da Vinci Code

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The Da Vinci Code

So a bunch of us went and saw The Da Vinci Code last night. For free. Courtesy of IBM. :)

We had canapes and drinks provided beforehand (including constant topups of beer and wine, which annoyed me no end - free alcohol and I couldn't drink because I was driving hehe), amused ourselves with people-fluid-dynamics of the caterers and people wanting to be fed, and reminisced about the olden days of catching buses - before people queued!

The movie itself was ok. I held very low expectations of it, having heard it hadn't gotten great reviews. Which is always the best way to go see a movie - no expectations, then you won't be disappointed :)

What did annoy me (possible spoilers here) is the whole idea of two thousand years of genealogy finishing in one single person. Now I've never studied genealogies, but usually if you start with one person, their family tree grows. Outwards. Not down a single line. Surely? It seems to be a convenient literary escape (not as much of a story if there's actually millions of descendants of Christ). And not the first time I've seen it done. Voldemort the only remaining descendant of Slytherin? Garion the only remaining descendant of that Rivan King? At least in that one it was explained - "oh it was easy to keep track of, because most families only had one child". hrmmmmm :) It's all a bit silly really :)

3 Comments

Woosang said:

Well actually in the book there are more decendants. (two, a brother) The story is that they have been hunted down that is why there are only a few left. Also in the movie there is grandmother.

The book had more details, but the movie was a fair translation.

May 28, 2006 4:29 AM

   

kazza said:

ah ok, well that gives it a better explanation.. :) one of these days I might read the book.. heh (if my bookcrossing bookshelf weren't already big enough :) )

May 28, 2006 7:38 AM

   

Soss said:

Yes, buy the book, buy the book .. don't wait for one via bookcrossing, and while you are it get all your family and friends to BUY it too! It's kept me in the luxury I have grown accustomed too this last year or so and really want it to continue for a long time to come :)
P.s. Angels and Demons is a better book though, in my opinion, and it seems a movie is on the way!

May 29, 2006 1:27 AM

   

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