Film: Angels and Demons

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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 cooperative 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’.


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