I read Dan Brown's the Da Vinci Code and was pretty impressed. "this would be a great movie" I thought to myself. Then came national treasure - a fast pace mystery adventure thriller starring Nicolas Cage. I enjoyed it very much. The stakes were very high for Da Vinci Code to do better. And what did they do? They butchered it. Sigh. Now I wonder if the movie would be a lot better if I haven't read the book first. What do you think?