I can remember reading The Da Vinci Code on a long trip home, almost finishing the entire book in one go. It was impossible to put down, with the many twists and turns, interesting characters, and cool intrigue. Sure, it was a popcorn thriller, but so well written that I kept flipping pages as fast as I could. You would think that a movie based on such a pageturner is a no brainer. Take the most exciting scenes and some of the back story and there you have a recipe for an instant crowd pleaser. But while most of the elements of the book have made it into the movie, something must have gone wrong in the process. Because while the book made me forget about where I was and what time it was, all the movie did was make me yawn and wonder how long it would keep going.