Tom Hanks has starred in many films throughout his career, but he hasn’t appeared in many franchises. Other than toy storythe only other franchise he has appeared in is the Da Vinci’s Code movies. While this series certainly has its fans, Hanks may not be one of them. Tom Hanks had some provocative things to say about the Da Vinci’s Code movies, calling them a bunch of “hooey”.
Tom Hanks plays Robert Langdon in ‘The Da Vinci Code’ movies
The “Da Vinci Code” The films began in 2006 with the release of the adaptation of Dan Brown’s famous novel. The “Da Vinci Code” follows a similar story to national treasure where a mystery is uncovered using historical documents and art. Tom Hanks starred as Robert Langdon, a Harvard professor of religious symbology who investigates mysterious crimes in these films.
The movie didn’t do enough to win over critics and audiences alike, but it made over $200 million at the box office, meaning a sequel was on the way. The following, Angels, received similar reviews, but was also a box office success. It’s only Hell flop that the studio realized that these films weren’t working for many audiences. Despite the talent behind the camera with director Ron Howard, these films never managed to become a popular series.
Tom Hanks calls these commercial movies “hooey”
In an interview with The New York Times, Hanks claimed he was not a cynical person. However, when the subject of The “Da Vinci Code” series appeared, Hanks said that these films were very cynical and he admitted that they were only made to make money.
“Oh my God, it was a business venture,” exclaimed Hanks. “Yeah, those Robert Langdon sequels are hooey. The “Da Vinci Code” was hooey. I mean, Dan Brown, God bless him, says, Here’s a sculpture in a place in Paris! No, it’s fine there. See how a cross forms on a map? Well it is to sort of a cross. These are delightful treasure hunts that are about as story-accurate as the James Bond films are for espionage. But they’re as cynical as a crossword puzzle.
Tom Hanks says that even though these movies are money grabs, there can be good money grabs that offer diversions for audiences. However, after Hell was panned by critics, Hanks realized that these films were not “good business”.
“All we were doing was promising a diversion,” Hanks said. “There’s nothing wrong with doing good business, as long as it’s good business. By the time we made the third, we proved that it wasn’t such a good trade.
Hanks stars in upcoming biopic ‘Elvis’
While Tom Hanks doesn’t do many franchise movies such as The “Da Vinci Code”, her next role is in a big budget movie. The actor plays in Elvis, director Baz Luhrmann’s rockstar biopic. Hanks stars as Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis’ (Austin Butler) sleazy agent who discovers the singer at a young age.
Other notable upcoming movies for Tom Hanks include Disney’s Pinocchio remake and the next Wes Anderson film, city of asteroids. Elvis hits theaters on June 24.
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