CinemaDave (cinemadave) wrote,

"Angels & Demons" is more of the pseudo intellectual pursuit for the meaning of a theological life

**Angels & Demons** is the direct sequel to the movie version of **The DaVinci Code,** which is in opposite order of the books written by Dan Brown. This time Professor Langdon (Tom Hanks) is summoned by the Vatican to investigate a threatening riddle involving the election of a new pope. Four bishops are kidnapped and Professor Langdon is in hot pursuit.

Much like **The DaVinci Code,** if one removed the theological elements of the story, **Angels & Demons** would just be another routine thriller. In fact Professor Langdon lacks the heroics of James Bond and Professor Indiana Jones, this protagonist arrives just late enough to witness gruesome murders. By the 3rd murder, Cinema Dave began to reflect upon a Monty Phython skit, titled "The Bishop."

**Angels & Demons** is a must wait for the DVD featuring all the extras. It is the extras, featuring a tour or Rome and the computer recreation of The Vatican that really need to be studied, not the false heroics of Professor Langdon.
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