You’ll go to hell for what your dirty mind is thinking.

Okay. Radiohead references aside, I finally watched my first film of the month on Saturday afternoon when I saw Angels & Demons, wherein Tom Hanks reprises his role from The Da Vinci Code as Professor Robert Langdon. In this film adaptation of the Dan Brown novel of the same name, Langdon uses his symbologist expertise to help stop an alleged plot against the Vatican by a secret society. The film also stars Ewan McGregor (as the most attractive priest in the world), Stellan Skarsgård (as the head of the Swiss Guard — I love him) and a lot of European actors I’ve never heard of.

In all honesty, I absolutely loved this film. I loved how it focuses on the Vatican and, in effect, also shows several scenic locations in Rome. I loved its apocalyptic nature. It literally kept me at the edge of my seat the entire time, and it also kept me guessing. During the first half of the film it seemed easy to determine the good side from the bad. However, a twist towards the end of the film made me question otherwise. I admire how this film played with both fact and fiction, just like The Da Vinci Code did, in weaving an enigmatic and exciting plot. But what makes Angels & Demons different from its predecessor is its relevance and its more subdued aura. It is far less aggressive than The Da Vinci Code, and yet it also manages to be more entertaining.

Even though I still haven’t seen Star Trek, I’m glad that I saw this movie. In fact, I would love to watch it again, because I really found it that good. Three and a half stars.

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One Response to “You’ll go to hell for what your dirty mind is thinking.”

  1. tomofilms Says:

    Hi,

    This is the fourth post I have read revering “Angels and Demons.” Now I am convinced that I should re-watch the movie. Thank you for this post, because now I am sure that I should watch this movie again. However, about the star-trek thing. I know people who have watched Star-Trek and Angels and Demon. Obviously they liked both movies, but all of them said Star-Trek can not be compared to the latter, they told me it was one of the best movies they’ve watched this year, so really, that is what I want to really watch right now. If you do get to watch Star-Trek, please tell me how the movie is, because I might not be watching it too soon, keep up your blog!

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