I just got back from seeing this movie. There certainly is a great deal of interest in it at our local cinema - the queues were huge.
If you are a purist and are anticipating this movie, I say wait until the DVD - mainly because there is a fair bit of french, and some italian, that has subtitles…in chinese.
I still got the gist of it because I had read the book, but it’s frustrating to miss a good 5-10min of the dialogue.
As for the movie itself? The cinematography was excellent, as was the music. The screen play was fairly much identical as described in the book with some omissions, but I felt the suspense in cracking portions of the code did not develop. They just seemed to come up with answers too easily (like on the first or second try) so it felt a little rushed.
A couple of other things that bothered me was the convenience of some things for the situation:For example, the visit to Lee Teabling’s mansion. He seemed to have a presentation about the Last Supper cued perfectly on the plasma when it was needed.
I don’t read much literature at all, so I am not sure if movie versions usually disappoint, but I must say I found the book more addictive than the film - I guess I felt it could have been better.
Any other comments?