We picked up Jo (Janet was working) to see the 4.30 performance of ‘Angels and Demons’. There had been mixed reviews in the Press – some were saying it was better than the first film: ‘The Da Vinci Code’, whilst others were saying it was a lot better.
When we arrived, the car-park was already pretty full and so was the cinema once we got inside – maybe that was a good sign. I’m one of the few who hasn’t read the book, so I didn’t know what to expect.
The start was a bit slow, but it soon got going. The scenes around The Vatican were spectacular (and even more-so given that Ron Howard, the Director has said on record that the Church weren’t particularly co-operative when the film was being made).
The film mainly consisted of lots of rushing about in darkened corridors and a few high speed car journeys through Rome (the locals would have hardly noticed given our experience of the driving standards there!). The acting was a bit wooden, but that hardly mattered as film’s emphasis was on action scenes. It got more exciting towards the end and I especially liked the plot-twist at the end. Overall, it wasn’t quite as good as I thought it was going to be, but definitely better than ‘The Da Vinci Code’.
Angels & Demons: The Illustrated Movie Companion
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