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18th May 2006 19:10  #1

Tigerclaw Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 493 Send a message via MSN to Tigerclaw
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This movie will make crazy amount of $ even though early reviews (critics) are bashing the movie.  What are your thoughts?

18th May 2006 20:14  #2

£ukasz D Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Poland Posts: 859 Send a message via Skype to £ukasz D
i don't give a damn about what critics say......sometimes I have a feeling that most of them don't even know what they are talking about....so for me they are the last source of opinion about any movie.....but ack to your question......i wiil go see it tomorow (on the day of the Polish premier)......i haven't red the book- but I have red Brown's "ANgeles and Demons"and I loved it...so I go and see COD for sure Happy

18th May 2006 20:17  #3

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
I just finished TDVC yesterday and read the reviews today, and tell the truth, I don't care what critics say either, especially with this type of movie.

18th May 2006 20:22  #4

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
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Tigerclaw wrote: This movie will make crazy amount of $ even though early reviews (critics) are bashing the movie.  What are your thoughts?

It depends on word of mouth.  If the initial viewers of the movie think it is good, it will do well despite the poor reviews.  If, however, the word of mouth is as bad as the reviews, it could tank.

18th May 2006 23:58  #5

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
I don't think it will tank. How many copies has the book sold? Everyone of those people will want to see the movie (many factors vary this, I know, but still). I hope they manage to make "Angels & Demons" with the same crew (Ron Howard, Akiva Goldsman, etc.) and Tom Hanks.

19th May 2006 1:43  #6

rob murray Member Join Date: November 2004 Location: United States Posts: 477
wait I thought they werent even screening it for critics?

19th May 2006 2:32  #7

Tigerclaw Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 493 Send a message via MSN to Tigerclaw
rob murray wrote: wait I thought they werent even screening it for critics?

The movie open at the Cannes Festival and everybody (media) are just pounding on this flick.

19th May 2006 12:08  #8

demiscy Member Join Date: April 2006 Location: Cyprus Posts: 589
Cheddar J. Cheese wrote: I don't think it will tank. How many copies has the book sold? Everyone of those people will want to see the movie (many factors vary this, I know, but still). I hope they manage to make "Angels & Demons" with the same crew (Ron Howard, Akiva Goldsman, etc.) and Tom Hanks.

Since most of the book is placed in the Vatican I don't think the Vatican will say yes for a permission to shoot in their premises..

19th May 2006 14:44  #9

BoBoi Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: Australia Posts: 1,109 Send a message via MSN to BoBoi Send a message via Yahoo to BoBoi
sorry couldn't edit the first one!

I went to see it yesterday at the Odeon, must say a major dissapointment...

My review is here if you can read Thai: Review: The Da Vinci Code

The movie doesn't create enough tension and didn't use the real potential of Tom Hank, Audrey Tautou was sweet but couldn't created much screen impact, only McKellen that I thought had done the job well, he portrayed his character interesting enough...

Ron Howord hmmm...the editing was rather poor and I must say it still stands for me that he's one of the most 'overrated' director at present, the film could have become so much more exiting, drive you on the edge of ur seat type more, but I guess you can't really rely on this guy for a 'real' decent movie...

so disspointed and the book is far more superior!

20th May 2006 4:53  #10

Je Ff Member Join Date: February 2005 Location: United States Posts: 438
Why do (some of) you have a need to walk into a movie with a goal of finding something wrong with it.  There's no such thing as a perfect movie, there's always something that someone would change.  I've read the book 3 times, and yes, the movie did have some flaws, but I don't understand why Ron Howard is being bashed.  The movie looked great with the art and architecture.  It was an enjoyable movie, and I'd watch it again.  There's no need to compare literature and film when they are two COMPLETELY different kinds of entertainment.  All I'm trying to say is that the movie was enjoyable, although flawed at some points.  It is not a major disappointment.  Reread the book and tell me if they left out any major exciting action sequences.  They aren't going to bomb the Louvre in the middle of the movie just because it would be exciting in the movie.  They did stay very true to the book, except toned down the "controvertial" material a little, beacause apparently now its okay for books to say what they want, but movies will offend people.

21st May 2006 1:49  #11

Keith Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 221
I had a friend that always tried to find mistakes in the movie.  Like when someone walks into the next room with a different coat on, or their hair magically dried after they came in from the pool to the house. I never looked for that stuff.  I just like the entertainment.  But I think people that read books they really like, don't even come close to the movie or find it disappointing in comparison.  I have heard this from may book readers.  Another point to realize that the movie has to be a condensed version of the book.  It's impossible to fit many ideas into a standard length movie.  Some things just won't work in a movie.

21st May 2006 8:14  #12

krikbob Member Join Date: January 2006 Location: Australia Posts: 32
i enjoyed the book and the movie. this movie is going to earn big $$$$.no matter what the critics say. the critics liked MI3. I thought it was c**p.

21st May 2006 14:33  #13

Je Ff Member Join Date: February 2005 Location: United States Posts: 438
The only reason MI3 isn't doing well is because people don't like Tom Cruise anymore.

21st May 2006 15:53  #14

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Je Ff wrote: The only reason MI3 isn't doing well is because people don't like Tom Cruise anymore.Huh? No, it's going up against three other big films from the coming week and previous weeks (DaVinci, X-Men, Posideon).

21st May 2006 17:57  #15

Nic_Mall Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 91
Went to see it yesterday, and I thought it was great. Granted I haven't read the book but hey.

21st May 2006 18:40  #16

Je Ff Member Join Date: February 2005 Location: United States Posts: 438
Tony DeFrancisco wrote: Je Ff wrote: The only reason MI3 isn't doing well is because people don't like Tom Cruise anymore.Huh? No, it's going up against three other big films from the coming week and previous weeks (DaVinci, X-Men, Posideon).

But Mission was out before all of the other ones, so it wasn't competing against them.  People are sick of Tom Cruise's constant preaching of scientology.  There's nothing wrong with freedom of religion, but people don't like hearing about his all of the time.  Also, Posiedon isn't doing to well, I'd still like to see it in IMAX though.

21st May 2006 19:00  #17

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Je Ff wrote:
But Mission was out before all of the other ones, so it wasn't competing against them.
Yeah, but that's why it's not doing well... the weeks that follow it's release have other big movies that come out. I doubt X3 will even get first place in the box office next week because of the DaVinci Code.

21st May 2006 19:28  #18

Tigerclaw Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 493 Send a message via MSN to Tigerclaw
Mission Impossible Box Office Sales (worldwide earnings):

MI1: $456,494,803 US
MI2: $545,902,5 US
MI3: $231,682,43 US (so far)
Scientology:       500,000 adherents worldwide
DaVinci (Code):  Priceless!

24th May 2006 2:56  #19

Keith Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 221
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Tigerclaw wrote: This movie will make crazy amount of $ even though early reviews (critics) are bashing the movie.  What are your thoughts?

The money it makes is impressive, but has little to no influence on whether I go see it.  It amazing how they make big headlines on news sometimes.
The critics for the most part are a good judge of technically how good a movie follows the guidelines and acting quality.  However, from what I found is they lack good views on the overall entertainment value.  I also think at times, they don't really review movies when they claim to.  The 1 or 2 thumbs up value from Siskell and Ebert are totally worthless in my opinion.

24th May 2006 3:11  #20

Bob "the film man" Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United States Posts: 258
I went to see this film opening day. I thought the film was very entertaining, and upon an innitial glance, I can't complain about any of the performances, but that might change if I saw it a second time. I really enjoyed this flick.

24th May 2006 7:46  #21

demiscy Member Join Date: April 2006 Location: Cyprus Posts: 589
Any news on the DVD release?

24th May 2006 12:50  #22

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
demiscy wrote: Any news on the DVD release?Dude, it just came out in theaters, wait for a few more months.

24th May 2006 15:00  #23

Jonathan Bennett Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: United States Posts: 600 Send a message via AIM to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via MSN to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Yahoo to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Google to Jonathan Bennett
Je Ff wrote: The only reason MI3 isn't doing well is because people don't like Tom Cruise anymore.
I know, except for the first part, it IS doing well, it's the only film in this week's domestic box office that's passed the 100 million mark(beating Da Vinci Code, Over the Hedge, Poseidon, and hell, even RV).

31st May 2006 6:58  #24

demiscy Member Join Date: April 2006 Location: Cyprus Posts: 589
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000BY...

October 16 2006 - Out on DVD in Region 2

1st June 2006 15:48  #25

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
I just saw the DaVinci Code. It was good but I will not buy the DVD I never want to see it again.

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