May 18, 2009

Film Critic Quote of the Week

Chris Orr, on "Angels and Demons":

How do you make a sequel to a blockbuster when the star of your film declines to return for a second go-round? I refer, of course, to Tom Hanks's hairdo in The Da Vinci Code. Slipshod and plodding though that film was, the mullety muss adorning Hanks's pate was a source of nearly inexhaustible amusement. I'm unlikely ever to watch the film again, but if I were to, it would be for the hair.

For Angels & Demons, Hanks's character, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, has returned, but without the mullet, which in the interim evidently detached itself from his scalp, crawled off to some dark corner, and grew up to be Danny McBride.

I missed the screening due to recent events, but damn, the "Da Vinci Code" movie was terrible. Just a long, boring chase scene, with Audrey Tautou struggling to speak English for two hours.

Posted by Stephen Silver at May 18, 2009 02:05 AM

Angels and Demons make Da Vinci look exciting. It differed from the book too much and just was plain.

Posted by: A at May 18, 2009 05:27 PM
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