History YMMV / TheDaVinciCode

2nd Feb '16 7:45:58 PM Ace1225
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** The book perhaps, but Brown's career? He's written 2 other novels after ''The Da Vinci Code'' (''The Lost Symbol'' in 2009 and ''Inferno'' in 2013) that featured Robert Langdon and both of them were hits. And the first novel he wrote featuring Langdon, ''Angels and Demons'', while not as successful as its sequel ended up getting a film after the sequel's success. Both of the novels he's written after ''The Da Vinci Code'' have then also been greenlit to receive film adaptations as well. I'd say that his career's doing just fine.
11th Oct '15 1:19:17 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* AuthorsSavingThrow: See {{Narm}} below. In the movie adaptation, Langdon has an entire speech where he remembers a near-death experience from his childhood, and seems convinced that he survived because he prayed to Jesus to keep him alive. Since the speech wasn't in the book, it may have been added to placate Christian viewers who were upset that the story questioned Jesus' divinity. Note that Langdon definitely isn't a [[HollywoodAtheist hardline atheist]] in the books, but he's rather ambivalent about religion, and he claims that he's had no genuine religious experiences.

* {{Narm}}: Towards the end of the movie, Langdon has a speech where he recalls nearly drowning in a well as a child, and praying to Jesus to keep him alive ("Sometimes I wonder if I wasn't alone down there!"). It's not necessarily badly written, but it has basically ''no'' relation to any other theological topic that comes up in the movie, and it was pretty obviously [[AuthorsSavingThrow stuck in to deflect claims that the book/movie had an atheist message]]. "Oh, Christians are angry that the story questions Jesus' divinity? Well, we better shoehorn in a speech where the hero claims that prayer saved his life..."
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* {{Narm}}: Towards the end of the movie, movie version, Langdon has a speech where he recalls nearly drowning in a well as a child, and praying to Jesus to keep him alive ("Sometimes I wonder if I wasn't alone down there!"). It's not necessarily badly written, but it has basically ''no'' relation to any other theological topic that comes up in the movie, and it was pretty obviously [[AuthorsSavingThrow stuck in to deflect claims that the book/movie original book had an atheist message]]. "Oh, Christians are angry that the story questions Jesus' divinity? Well, we better shoehorn in a speech where the hero claims that prayer saved his life..."

* WhatCliffHanger: The book had a OneParagraphChapter in which Robert Langdon and his date see a thing inside a box. Whatever the grail was, it wasn't ''that thing'' [[spoiler: (the thing turned out to be a cryptex, i.e., a tube that had a puzzle to be solved for it to open)]]. In fact, done frequently in anything written by Dan Brown. It's pretty much the end of every chapter.
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* WhatCliffHanger: The book had a OneParagraphChapter in which Robert Langdon and his date see a thing inside a box. Whatever the grail was, it wasn't ''that thing'' [[spoiler: (the thing turned out to be a cryptex, i.e., a tube that had a puzzle to be solved for it to open)]]. In fact, done frequently in anything written by Dan Brown. It's pretty much the end of every chapter.
10th Oct '15 6:53:51 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* {{Narm}}: Towards the end of the movie, Langdon has a speech where he recalls nearly drowning in a well as a child, and praying to Jesus to keep him alive ("Sometimes I wonder if I wasn't alone down there!"). It's not necessarily badly written, but it has basically ''no'' relation to any other theological topic that comes up in the movie, and it was pretty obviously [[AuthorsSavingThrow stuck in to deflect claims that the book/movie had an atheist message]]. "Oh, Christians are angry that the story questions Jesus' divinity? Well, we better shoehorn in a speech where the hero claims that prayer saved his life..."

3rd Sep '15 7:37:39 AM TheRhapsodianTourist
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* OlderThanTheyThink: The idea of an American man and a French woman solving a Templar-related mystery in Europe was first implemented in ''VideoGame/BrokenSword: The Shadow of the Templars''.
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* OlderThanTheyThink: The idea of an American man and a French woman solving uncovering a Templar-related mystery conspiracy involving the Knights Templar and its modern day secret society in Europe was first implemented in ''VideoGame/BrokenSword: The Shadow of the Templars''.
3rd Sep '15 7:23:54 AM TheRhapsodianTourist
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* OlderThanTheyThink: The idea of an American man and a French woman solving a Templar-related mystery in Europe was first implemented in ''VideoGame/BrokenSword:The Shadow of the Templars''.
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* OlderThanTheyThink: The idea of an American man and a French woman solving a Templar-related mystery in Europe was first implemented in ''VideoGame/BrokenSword:The ''VideoGame/BrokenSword: The Shadow of the Templars''.
3rd Sep '15 7:22:30 AM TheRhapsodianTourist
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* OlderThanTheyThink: The idea of an American man and a French woman solving a Templar-related mystery in Europe was first implemented in [[''VideoGame/BrokenSword Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars''.]]
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* OlderThanTheyThink: The idea of an American man and a French woman solving a Templar-related mystery in Europe was first implemented in [[''VideoGame/BrokenSword Broken Sword: The ''VideoGame/BrokenSword:The Shadow of the Templars''.]]
3rd Sep '15 7:21:08 AM TheRhapsodianTourist
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* OlderThanTheyThink: The idea of an American man and a French woman solving a Templar-related mystery in Europe was first implemented in [[VideoGame/BrokenSword ''Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars''.]]
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* OlderThanTheyThink: The idea of an American man and a French woman solving a Templar-related mystery in Europe was first implemented in [[VideoGame/BrokenSword ''Broken [[''VideoGame/BrokenSword Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars''.]]
3rd Sep '15 7:19:44 AM TheRhapsodianTourist
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3rd Sep '15 7:18:38 AM TheRhapsodianTourist
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* OlderThanTheyThink: The idea of an American man and a French woman solving a Templar-related mystery in Europe was first implemented in [[VideoGame/BrokenSword ''Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars''.]]
1st Mar '15 9:11:16 AM Eegah
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* DeaderThanDisco: The book, and by extension Dan Brown's whole career, had a good run based purely on the controversy it stirred up from religious types. But this has now long since petered out and you're much more likely to see it talked about as a terribly written mess that doesn't know anything about the history it purports to educate us on.
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