The Tom Hanks film “The Da Vinci Code” is a prime example of why movies based on other source material needs to be adapted, and just “sticking to the original” isn’t always a good idea. In my opinion, the film stuck TOO closely with the book, and it resulted in something of a dry and mundane viewing experience.
The second film in the series, “Angels & Demons” is set to come out soon… and I don’t expect much better from it, but here’s hoping… and they’ve already get the gears in motion for the third film which will be called “The Lost Symbol”. Our good friends over at Latino Review give us this:
The book, which isn’t out until September 2009, has apparently just been finished according to certain sources. Using my superior skills of deduction, I predict that the eventual third film will involve lots of running, cryptic symbols, a throwaway love interest, and Tom Hanks looking vaguely unsettled with unkempt hair. Wait, except for the symbols, isn’t that Forrest Gump?
Like many other people, I’ve never really understood the casting of Tom Hanks in this role. Don’t get me wrong, Hanks is one of the greatest actors of all time, and it’s NEVER a bad decision to add solid talent… but this just never seemed like the role for him.