First there was The Da Vinci Code.
Now Ron Howard and Tom Hanks are following up with Angels
and Demons, which is incredibly silly/ridiculous -- more
so than Da Vinci.
All the scenes were shot around Rome and
the Vatican, which made the physical production very impressive.
But the entire structure of the script
is rushing from place to place to stop some big disaster from
happening, then always arriving late.
This film is a smoke and mirrors shadow
play of half-truth history and science.
I tried really hard to stay with it and
follow along, but they just didn't make a believer out of me.
Slightly better than its predecessor, but
still mediocre at its best, symbologist Robert Langdon returns
to help the Vatican in its hour of need.
Yes, it's science vs. religion as Scooby
Doo -- I mean Tom Hanks -- takes on the Illuminati once again.
With a threat of implosion imminent, who
let this guy into the archives?
Well made, but cheesy from start to finish.
This movie is contrary to common sense
and is so far removed from anything that looks like a complete
The sequel deals with big themes like religion
I found it entertaining just to think of
it as a science fiction action thriller.
The ending is a little foolish and absurd,
but this kind of film requires us to pardon and have mercy on
this type of conclusion.
You might say this is a Hollywood bailout