ANGELS & DEMONS (15)
D: Ron Howard
Columbia/Imagine/Skylark (Ron Howard, Brian Grazer &
USA 🇺🇸 2009
W: Akiva Goldsman [based on the novel by Dan
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.