Mrs Doombreed and I went to see The Da Vinci Code today. It's pretty good. Not as good as the book, but then, it never was going to be. Hanks as Langdon is almost convincing, but Ian McKellen as Teabing was not how I'd imagined him (I saw Teabing as more like Freddie Jones' "Kenneth Aubrey" from Firefox, for those with long memories).
Jean Reno was smooth and incredible, but then, when is he not?
The movie does take a slightly different direction than the book did - Langdon and Teabing being more confrontational over their interpretations of the Priory "myth", and Langdon being slightly less "militant atheist with an axe to grind" - but the same message is there.
Mrs Doombreed - she who is the Christian yin to my atheist yang - thoroughly enjoyed it, and came out of the theatre with her faith completely unshaken, scoffing at all the Catholics who have their panties in a bunch.
Worth a watch. Especially if, like us, the projector breaks halfway through, providing a much-needed restroom break and apologetic management handing out free movie passes as we left at the end.
Doombreed rating: ****1/2