Angels & Demons

May 25, 2009



How many have watched this movie already??


Or read the book? 


Having one sitting beside me now… contemplating if I should read it… nonetheless, I’ve watched the movie and it was indeed a good one.



For the rest who have neither read the book nor watched the movie… do at least one of it.


Personally I rated the movie with the following, and pinned it on my ‘must watch’ list of movies 2009.  See if you concur with me.


  * Casts and Acting   = 2.5/5 (not fantastic except for the strong casts esp. Tom Hanks & Ewan McGregor)

  * Scenes & Staging = 3   /5   (fascinated about the exemplary churches & artefacts filmed) 

  * Plot & Pace            = 4  /5    (the whole gist of why the film is a success)


Overall                                = 3.5/5



Personally, i would recommend my friends to watch it. A classic best selling by Dan Brown, his 2nd success after Da Vinci Code. 


Just a slight story outline for those what are contemplating to watch it or not, hope that this could help you decide…?



World-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a cryptic symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. What he discovers is unimaginable: a deadly cendetta against the Catholic Church by a centuries-old underground organization – the Illuminati. Desperate to save the Vatican from a powerful time bomb, Langdon joins forces in Rome with the beautiful and mysterious scientist Vittoria Vetra. Together they embark on a frantic hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs deserted cathedrals, and the most secretive vault on earth… the long forgotten illuminati lair. 


Overall, i feel it was indeed the details and facts and the supports that made the whole show turned out really well. Furthermore, it must be the pace and the layering of the story that kept all our eyeballs focused on the screen.

Personally, i thought that if you do not have any idea on churches or Rome or Catholic or arts, you might struggle a little with the terms and artefacts when Langdon and Victorria tried to ‘explain’ and murmur in search of clues etc. 



It’s really exciting especially when you have a little knowledge of those that you’ll be amazed how the writer is able to string all those into something that ‘sounded’ so real.. 


I even heard from my friend that someone she knew really took DaVinCi code for real due to the facts that Dan Brown roped in.


REALLY! Serious disclaimer!! Please do not think this to be real! or anyhow if the story writes about conspiracy and how he even decoded the artefacts. I’m sure that many are factual but the linkages may not be true. 


Even so, when it touches on the topic of religion, please do not even try to rebuke it with the bible or any other religious teachings, as I believe that movies and books as such are meant for entertainment purposes. But also, don’t be too oblivious and naive when people try to say something which is not true, right? 

Anyhow, it’s just a novel turn movie!

Still, as a movie fanatic, one not to be missed this year. 


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