The DaVinci Code premiered yesterday at the Cannes film festival (how do you pronounce that again?), and the word on the scene is that the reaction from the crowd was less than favorable. And, while this movie is supposed to be a Hollywood blockbuster, and not necessarily a work of high art, it surprises me that Ron Howard was unable to capture the suspense and drama of Dan Brown's novel. After all, when I orginally read the book, I often felt as though I was reading a screenplay. The book seemed made to be turned into a film. I'm still curious, as I'm sure many, many people are to see the film, but the panning of the movie at Cannes will undoubtedly hurt DaVinci's box-office numbers.