In the movie Robert Langdon, played by actor Tom Hanks, is lecturing a course in Paris in Symbology. In real life, this subject does not even exist. He is asked by the French police to help them clear a murder in the Louvre. In there, the curator was killed, but he was able to give them some hints. This leads him and a young female cryptologist into an adventure which involves the catholic church. With help from a old man, they are searching for the holy grail, while a secret formation within the church is trying to destroy it, because they know if the truth is revealed it will bring down the church. If you read the book, there are not only more details but also the background of the characters are more explained. The movie is highly interesting and made well. It has a very good line up of characters including Tom Hanks, who is playing the Symbologist Robert Langdon, Audrey Tatou, the cryptologist and Ian McKellen, the expert concerning the holy grail. Throughout this movie you never lose tension because the movie is very fast paced. Of course they are holding themselves back with the involvement of the church and Opus Dei.
They have to use the conspiracy theory as a base of the movie and Dan Brown uses it as well in his book, but the movie never tries to missonate people. The impact of the book can be seen clearly, when we have a look at the location where the... [continues]
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