Why So Boring? On screen, Dan Brown's urgent page-turner could barely muster the enthusiasm to crawl to the end credits.
See, while those animated symbols whizzing about look cute, but there's no time to join in with the Countdown conundrum shenanigans, which leaves the whole thing susicipiously close to watching somebody do a Sudoku puzzle.
And between Paul Bettany's albino self-flagellation, Ian McKellen's paycheque slumming exposition and Tom Hanks' mullet, there's precious little room for even a half-decent chase.
How To Add A Bit Of Excitement: If you insist on explaining the plot via a Powerpoint demo, at least do it in the middle of a shoot-out or something.