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The Da Vinci Code (Variety movie review)
Variety ^ | May 16, 2006 | Todd McCarthy

Posted on 05/17/2006 10:05:58 AM PDT by siunevada

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To: siunevada

I'll reserve judgment. Keep in mind when you listen to movie critics--these are the same people that thought Brokeback Mountain was legendary, groundbreaking good movie material.


21 posted on 05/17/2006 10:42:42 AM PDT by Ptaz (Take Personal Responsibility--it's not fun, but it's the right thing to do.)
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To: Draco

It couldn't be Jacques Chirac, could it?


J.C.


HMMMMMMMM


22 posted on 05/17/2006 10:44:55 AM PDT by calljack (Sometimes your worst nightmare is just a start.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; astoundedlib
I tried to read it, but the writing is at the third-grade level.

As I said on another thread, I got to about page thirty and gave up. It was like reading the transcript of a pretentious episode of Scooby Doo.

23 posted on 05/17/2006 10:44:57 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead

"It was like reading the transcript of a pretentious episode of Scooby Doo"

Now THAT is funny. :)


24 posted on 05/17/2006 10:50:48 AM PDT by brownsfan (It's not a war on terror... it's a war with islam.)
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To: astoundedlib

Critics who would love to grind the "Christer" axe are giving it thumbs down. Apparently it is really boring.


Not to mention that the monk offs a nun in a cathedral. Without getting hurt by her Ruler-Kwan-do.

Too talkie and cloyingly sincere. In other words, a big fat turkey.

Please pass the cranberry jelly...


25 posted on 05/17/2006 10:53:27 AM PDT by TexanToTheCore (This space for hire...)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Haha! Nice try, but a couple of teachers and doctors i know enjoyed the book... The reason why it was so popular is because of the complexity of it's plot, and the subtleties of it's puzzle...

You are right though, The davinci code was the first book for a lot of people, but that doesn't mean they are total dumb a*s.

Best regards.
26 posted on 05/17/2006 11:05:10 AM PDT by astoundedlib
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To: dead

Meybe too complex for you?

Best regards.


27 posted on 05/17/2006 11:06:35 AM PDT by astoundedlib
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To: siunevada

Long (2.5 hours), boring, and full of unintended humor: They laughed where they weren't supposed to at Cannes.


28 posted on 05/17/2006 11:09:52 AM PDT by OESY
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To: astoundedlib
Meybe too complex for you?

If you consider Scooby Doo too complex, I can see where the book might be right up you alley.

Enjoy coloring it.

29 posted on 05/17/2006 11:12:06 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: astoundedlib
Haha! Nice try, but a couple of teachers and doctors i know enjoyed the book...

The teachers' union won't allow their members to take literacy tests because the truth is that a lot of public school teachers are functional illiterates. The entire public education system is a make-work affirmative-action program. The idealists don't last five years in the public education bureacracy. The only ones who stay are the ones who are just in it for the paycheck.

And medical students are no longer chosen by merit, they are chosen by racial quota, though the medical schools disguise it as best they can.

30 posted on 05/17/2006 11:13:52 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam Factoid:After forcing young girls to watch his men execute their fathers, Muhammad raped them.)
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To: dead
It appears that the word "maybe" is too complex for the astoundedlib troll to spell.
31 posted on 05/17/2006 11:16:27 AM PDT by Commander Salamander
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To: astoundedlib
Form what i have read, the only critics who didn't like it were, either religious or people who didn't read the book, and didn't understand a thing...

Well, yes. I imagine if one did not read the book it might be quite difficult to understand.

32 posted on 05/17/2006 11:17:56 AM PDT by siunevada (If we learn nothing from history, what's the point of having one? - Peggy Hill)
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To: Commander Salamander
It appears that the word "maybe" is too complex for the astoundedlib troll to spell.

And she would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling conservative teenagers!

33 posted on 05/17/2006 11:18:03 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Draco
Let's post our guesses of Christ's descendant (apparently the last one, a statistical improbablity) alive on earth today. The person is probably French. Is Jaqueline Bisset French? Bridgette Bardot? It couldn't be Jacques Chirac, could it?

Jerry Lewis?

34 posted on 05/17/2006 11:19:53 AM PDT by el_chupacabra (They say it's always calmest before the storm. That's not true. It isn't calm. Stuff happens.)
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To: siunevada

Da Vinci coded?


35 posted on 05/17/2006 11:25:32 AM PDT by Excellence (Since November 6, 1998)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
hahaha! come on, your posting blindly only to get your point through! doctors are now illiterate as teachers are! maybe it is this way in USA but not up here...I am no more illiterate than you are and read angels and demons from the same author...It was extremely interesting, not as much as Bernard werber books i must admit, but still it is a piece of work worth giving it a read...

Best regards.
36 posted on 05/17/2006 11:31:43 AM PDT by astoundedlib
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To: Commander Salamander

You talk about troll, but you do not ping me and you are making fun of a mistake! Anyways...

Best regards.


37 posted on 05/17/2006 11:33:27 AM PDT by astoundedlib
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To: siunevada

Rush said that all critics are panning it - audiences walking out early etc.


38 posted on 05/17/2006 11:35:16 AM PDT by Let's Roll ( "Congressmen who ... undermine the military ... should be arrested, exiled or hanged" - A. Lincoln)
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Wow it dropped 20%. Now at zero percent rotten.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/da_vinci_code/


39 posted on 05/17/2006 11:38:36 AM PDT by monkapotamus
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40 posted on 05/17/2006 11:41:56 AM PDT by monkapotamus
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