Angels & Demons

ANGELS & DEMONS (15)
D: Ron Howard
Columbia/Imagine/Skylark (Ron Howard, Brian Grazer & John Calley)
USA 🇺🇸 2009
138 mins

Mystery/Thriller

W: Akiva Goldsman [based on the novel by Dan Brown]
DP: Salvatore Totino
Ed: Mike Hill & Daniel Hanley
Mus: Hans Zimmer
PD: Allan Cameron

Tom Hanks (Robert Langdon), Ewan McGregor (Father Patrick McKenna), Ayelet Zurer (Dr. Victoria Vetra), Stellan Skarsgård (Cmmdr Maximilian Richter)

Dan Brown's follow up to The Da Vinci Code was originally written as a prequel, but this screen adaptation is a straight-up sequel with more of the same; a conspiracy involving the Vatican and the Illuminati.
Following the death of the pope, Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon is contacted by Vatican officials and along with Italian scientist Victoria Vetra, must piece together clues to prevent an assassination attempt on the next cardinals in line to be elected pope.
The mystery is ridiculously far-fetched and the plot twist makes even less sense the more you dissect it, which isn't helped by the fact that the writer takes this all way too seriously.
Just like the predecessor, if you enjoyed the book, you'll probably enjoy the film.
5/10

Tom Hanks in Angels & Demons
Tom Hanks in Angels & Demons
Did You Know:
The production had to build a scale replica of St. Peter's Square since Vatican officers banned the movie from being filmed on its grounds.

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