The DaVinci Code
While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum. Near the body, police have found a baffling cipher. While working to solve the enigmatic riddle, Langdon is stunned to discover it leads to a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci — clues visible for all to see — yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.
Langdon joins forces with a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, and learns the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion — an actual secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Botticelli, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci, among others.
In a breathless race through Paris, London, and beyond, Langdon and Neveu match wits with a faceless powerbroker who seems to anticipate their every move. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine puzzle in time, the Priory’s ancient secret — and an explosive historical truth — will be lost forever.
Ron Howard has directed a twisting and winding thriller that is both long and unimaginative. Unlike “National Treasure” which was based on similarly secretive organizations, this film is both violent and vulgar at the same time. During one particularly gruesome sequence, we are forced to watch as a man scourges himself; violently ripping pieces of flesh from his back.
Every religious group or sect of early and modern Christendom related to the Roman Catholic church is preyed upon equally. Each with their own secretive goal – to control the destiny of man and protect or expose Christianity as it is currently practiced around the world.
Due to the excessive violence, language and occult rituals performed by the characters portrayed, Dove cannot approve this film.
Editors Note: Much controversy has surrounded the release of this movie. A company named “Grizzley Adams Productions” has produced two fine DVDs that can serve to tell the real tale of the many religious organizations and beliefs that are called into question by this film. You can read their reviews by selecting the links below: