May 20, 2006

Dummn! Movie Globalization

Director: Ron Howard
Cast: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Jean Reno.

Everybody says that reading an original book makes watching the movie boring. There has been no other movies ever before than The Da Vinci Code, which had to overcome such a big-worldwide-pressure and make the movie successful just like the original book written by Dan Brown. The only way that Hollywood came up with to accomplish this huge challenge is to appoint the biggest names in current movie industry, Ron Howard and Tom Hanks. I think this can be a good excuse enough to persuade all the audiences around the world, no matter what their religions are, if the movie turned out poorer than its original book. ”Even these academy-award-buddies could not make this movie successful, so no one can make it better…”Under such a big pressure, the contents of the movie also showed a contradiction between what the original author wanted to convey and what actually the movie showed to the audiences. In short, the book is more edgy in a sense of criticism of Christianity; however, disappointedly the pressure made the movie rounded, in other words, not to be controversial. I believe that movie should appeal to individuals rather than to mass audiences. Generally movies which cause much controversy by more people tend to be your favorite one, don’t you agree with me!?!?


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