Yeah, I found the book to be extremely well -researched, as I study relgion as a kind of hobby, though Brown faulted in using "Holy Blood, Holy Grail" as one of his main resourses as it is not entirely accurate anymore. That being said, though well - researched it could've been written better. ALl of his literary devices were flimsy and transparent, and using a professor to explain to book's theories to the eager student was a little sophmoric and reminded of sex ed videos in junior high. "I'm glad you asked SUsan, and here is the answer to your innocent questioning about gonnorhea..." It was too didactic. It was an okay read for a grocery store book though- it was the timing and subject that made it huge.
I didn't care for the movie either.