Tom Hanks is not in good spirits about his Dan Brown movies. Today he describes “The Da Vinci Code” and Co. as “nonsense”.
Tom Hanks (65) calculates with the “Da Vinci Code” films. In an interview with the “New York Times”, he described the film adaptations of Dan Brown’s (57) bestseller as “nonsense”. The Oscar winner played symbol researcher Robert Langdon in The Da Vinci Code (2006), Illuminati (2009) and Inferno (2016).
Using a typical scavenger hunt scene, Hanks explains why he thinks the films are bullshit: “I mean, Dan Brown, bless him, says, ‘Here’s a sculpture in a place in Paris! No, it’s way over there. See how a cross shows up on a map?”.
“When we shot the third part, we proved that it wasn’t good commerce after all.”
Hanks also criticizes the historical liberties the story takes. For him, the films correspond to the true story just as little as the “James Bond” films correspond to the real world of espionage. His conclusion: “These Robert Langdon sequels are nonsense. The ‘Da Vinci Code’ was nonsense.
Today he sees the films as a purely commercial venture. He has nothing against well-made, commercial entertainment. “But when we did the third film, we proved it wasn’t good commerce after all.” “Inferno” not only lagged behind its predecessors in terms of criticism, but also at the box office.
Birthday party in front of the Mona Lisa
Tom Hanks also has fond memories of The Da Vinci Code. During filming he celebrated his birthday: “We shot at night in the Louvre. I changed my trousers in front of the Mona Lisa! They brought me a birthday cake in the Grand Salon! Who has the opportunity to experience something like that?”