The Da Vinci Code
Director: Ron Howard
Cast: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Alfred Molina, Ian McKellen, Jean Reno
A symbology expert is on a lecture trip in Paris when he’s invited to solve a murder mystery. This leads him to a secret guarded since the dawn of Christianity. Ron Howard has turned Dan Brown’s multi-million-selling page turner into a watch-checker of a movie. Any thrills that existed in the novel have disappeared into the hours of exposition, and the controversial secret has no wow effect whatsoever. In his final speech the protagonist makes sure that no churchgoer should feel offended by the story.