I heard some reviews of this film called it “slow” and “boring”. Well if chasing mystical secret societies around Rome trying to prevent clergy murders is boring then call me slow. ‘Cause I’m all about Professor Hanks solving historical mysteries. I liked the first one and this was a nice follow up. Hanks reprises his role as Prof. Langdon who is now requested by the Vatican to help solve a crime. Stellan Skarsgard plays the head of Vatican security that does not like Langdon but tolerates him, as the crime was committed in the middle of the College of Cardinals trying to find a new Pope. Crazy times in Pope town. Thank God Dr. Gump is on the case with a bottomless chalice of Illuminati knowledge. He teams up with hottie Italian scientist Dr. Vittoria Vetra, played by Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer. She has let a beaker of antimatter fall into illuminati hands and it could spell ka-blewie for Pope city. Ewan McGregor is the young priest who is trying to help Langdon get around the old ways of Catholicism while the clock is ticking. It got a little too brutal with the violence for me at some points and the green screen effects looked a little video gamish. That always takes me out of any movie, but I guess getting to shoot in the Vatican was not that doable. I had a good time watching this. All good actors and a story that keeps moving. Maybe mainstream critics just have a boner for Opie. Well USA Today can suck it. “Cinderella Man” was great you journalistic pussies. And put your blue blood, Hamptons party circuit, social calendar New York Times review in your silver spoon and choke on it. Angels and Demons is a good film. And it sits perfectly between Starfleet preschool and Skynet getting some hot justice. So yeah leave Ron Happy Days Howard alone. Nobody reads newspapers anymore anyways, you jackasses. Go see a great science v. religious doctrine summer talkie. And PALM STRIKE those other reviewers right in their pompous faces.
Author: Graham Elwoodhttp://grahamelwood.com
In addition to being a stand-up comic and filmmaker who likes going into war zones, Graham is also the Supreme Commander of the Palm Strike Army and a Samurai in training. His CDs include The Comedian’s Got A Boo-Boo and Palm Strike Dance Party. He also directed and starred in Laffghanistan, a documentary about his first USO tour entertaining the troops in Afghanistan. Graham starts every day by surfing, swinging his katana, and wondering when a real rain will come and wash all the scum off the streets... www.grahamelwood.com