Angels and Demons

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This film was interesting throughout, and thought it was just as good as The Da Vinci Code. If course working in an art field, it doesn’t hurt that they are darting from church to church in Rome looking at ancient statues doesn’t hurt a thing for me.

The only thing that really did bother me in the movie was that Ewan McGregor’s character jumped into the helicopter and took off as if he were a flying ace with hours of flight time. Yet, in a high position in the Catholic church, something that I think would take years of dedication, I really doubt he could have spent enough time flying to react like that. Oh well, we are talking about movies here. And my wife pointed out that there was mention in a line about the character doing something in aeronautics, an obvious line to justify his later actions.

Tom Hanks (Philadelphia, Forrest Gump) was his usual inquisitive bookworm type character already developed in the previous film, and his performance was good, but nothing groundbreaking. Armin Mueller-Stahl (Eastern Promises, X-Files: Fight the Future) and Stellan Skarsgård (Good Will Hunting) had the most interesting characters since their stance on the mystery at hand is not really as it seems.

This might be a movie that I will enjoy even more a second time, knowing the outcome, might pick up on more interesting details. To me this is a very entertaining film. Worth checking out.

2 Comments

  1. In the book Ewan McGregor’s character had spent some time in the military flying helicopters, so that’s where it came from. I liked it better than the DaVinci Code because the backdrop of Italy and it’s marvelous churches.

    • I agree with you on the film being a bit better than Da Vinci Code. Angels and Demons seemed to move at a better pace, where Da Vinci Code had a few slow spots in the middle. Thanks for the info from the book. If I weren’t such a huge movie fan, I woudl read more.


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