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Angels & Demons (2009)

Duration 2h 18m Rating (UK) 15
Source of story A book of the same name by Dan Brown
Writer/s Script David Koepp, Akiva Goldsman
Additional Info The book actually preceded The Da Vinci Code, but the film presents the story as a sequel.
Director Ron Howard
Starring Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Ayelet Zurur, Stellan Skarsgård, Armin Mueller-Stahl,
Elevator Pitch The pope has died and the adminstration of the Catholic church lies in the hands of the Camerlengo. Scientists have produced three vials of anti-matter, and one is stolen by dark forces who are threatening to kill four cardinals and then use it to blow up the Vatican City. The church calls on Robert Langdon for help – again.
Content A lot of dashing about in Rome as the cardinals are branded and terminated. Exposition takes place on the run as the professor and a female scientist follow signs, which seem to consist of statues pointing. No drinking, drugs, nudity or sex.
A View This cost a lot but made quite a bit of money world wide. It opened on 3527 screens in the USA. Most of the critics did not like it much – Mark Kermode rated it his worst film ever, only rivalled by this week’s Geostorm. I found that watching it was some sort of a penance, who knows for what, but if you liked the first one give it a go.

About Victor R Gibson

Author of this site three technical books and two novels


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