I was going to write about the details of the JET participant meeting we had today in Wellington, but then I thought to myself – “Why would anyone need to know”, The fact is, if you are on JET you will have gone to the meeting, and if you aren’t on the JET programme – you don’t really need to know do you?
So I have decided to write a bit about how crap I thought the Da Vinci Code was. It was crap. That’s about it. If you are interested in the details though, the movie had several problems that made it not worth watching. For starters, anyone who knows a thing or two about religion (I’m a Christian, but I’m still trying to get a non-biased opinion in here) would notice the way religion was presented. I can’t remember exactly (wasn’t really focused) but there was misrepresentation of at least two different religions. But this wasn’t the biggest let down, as I found the storyline interesting until about half way through.
The movie was dragging along a bit, as we were reaching a point in the movie where something interesting should happen. You know the point – you can feel something exciting will change the plot and give you a satisfying surprise. This never came. Taking into consideration all aspects of the movie, I would have to pin the sole letdown of the movie was the disastrous ending.
This ending was more of a slow let down of sorts, where what everyone had expected would happen, happened. This made the ending nothing more than a finish – no excitement, no interesting twists, just a plain old happy ending. Not my kind of ending. As with all movies, you never know if you will like it until you watch it. So if you are semi-interested in religion and myth it might slightly entertain you, slightly. Check out some of the many movie review websites on the net if you want to know more. I felt I should say something good about the movie – I liked the first half, and the acting was good enough to prevent the movie from being a complete disaster.