Angels & Demons a Disappointment

Each person entering had to lift their arms, spread their legs and have their entire body scanned with a security wand.  Cell phones were not allowed on the premises.  Every purse was searched.  If a phone was found it was confiscated and placed in a brown paper bag.  

Illuminati Ambigram

The Vatican is probably an easier place to enter than a sneak preview of Ron Howard’s latest film adaptation of Dan Brown’s “Angels & Demons” two nights before opening to the general public.  I know airport security is never so tight. They weren’t even interested in the Dr. Pepper, Sour Patch Kids, Milk Duds and Whoppers in our bag.  Note to paranoid studio heads; someone who’s willing to watch the cell phone pirated version of your movie was never going to buy a ticket in the first place.  

Everyone knows the movie is never as good as the book, but this is beyond “lost in translation”.  How does one leave out a main character who has you wondering throughout the entire book if he’s a good guy or a bad guy? Oh yes, there’s also the minor detail of the script making no mention of the final twist which is basically the foundation of the entire plot.  If you haven’t read the book, you’ll wonder why everyone else did.  

After seeing the much anticipated prequel, which the movie inferred was a sequel, I think they’d have been better off not doing a preview, cause they surely won’t care for my review.  Unlike the movie, I’m not going to drag things out and then rush to finish the ending.  

Here’s my spoiler alert: Read the book and don’t waste your time with the movie. If you want to figure out a real mystery, you may want to concentrate on the ambigrams.  

Illuminati Ambigram contrasted

For a professional take on things check out the Star Tribune’s, Colin Covert’s review.


2 thoughts on “Angels & Demons a Disappointment

  1. The Angels and Demons movie was fair, but the book was definitely better (aren’t they always?)

    If you are into the ambigrams that were in the plot, there is a web site where you can create your own ambigrams of any quote you wish:

    Ambigram Maker

    I definitely think that the acting (esp. Tom Hanks) was better in Angels and Demons than it was in the Da Vinci Code.

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