The teaser for Ron Howard's adaptation of The Da Vinci Code makes a big deal of the two triangles in the title. As someone who once suffered through that goddamn book, the significance is not, sadly, lost on me.
The great tragedy of Da Vinci, I feel, is that there are some interesting themes at the core, but the writing is so bad, the execution so bungled, and the characters so unbelievable that what could be a tight, compelling adventure instead collapses into a shapeless blob of "symbolic items of a symbological nature." But if you distilled the story, cut all the lectures, and made the characters into people who talk like humans, then you could maybe have something...
And then I remember that it's being written by Akiva Goldsman.
Akiva Goldsman makes my life so simple. My hate for him, so cleansing. My boycott of his scribed films, so economical.