I can now tell you, in some ways it was, and then, in other ways it was even more LOL.
In some ways it was...
- Tom Hank’s mullet. WHY WHY WHY? People that still wear mullets should be send to concentration camps—or even worse, they should be forced to watch Billy Idol videos over and over again until they learn their lesson.
- The acting was very mediocre. Audrey Tautou, who plays Sophie Neveu, was giving me a bloody headache. They should’ve had her speak as little as possible. That, or hand out headphones at the entrance to the theater.
- Perhaps a thesaurus would have come in handy to the screen writers? Surely there are other expressions besides “oh my god!” they could have used in the over 50 times it was said.
- They cut out the only good/interesting parts of the stupid book. The religious history the book delves into and the theories it presents were completely half-assed and brushed over.
- People that didn’t read the book (Harlot and those other three somewhere), save yourselves the time and money; you won’t understand a word. This movie was made for people who read, and apparently, know the book by heart. Even I, having read it (two years ago), found myself lost and confused at times.
- Paul Bettany, who did the part of Silas the Albino, started as a convincing character, and then became utterly weird and a tad over dramatic. I’m guessing what the movie creators were expecting from his scenes weren’t guffaws and hysterical laughter; but if it was, they did a pretty good job LOL.
- The only passable looking guy, Remy the Chauffeur, gets fucking murdered. After that, I had nothing to distract me from the humdrum plot and the creepy dark look the film has.
So, yes, go see it, just don’t expect it to be the work of art the book is. *falling off my chair laughing sarcastically*
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