Angels & Demons


As the Pope dies and the College of Cardinals gathers to elect his successor, the mysterious Illuminati society seems hellbent on destroying the Vatican, and symbologist Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) becomes involved in the crisis. The sequel to The Da Vinci Code (2006) moves a little faster and has impressive action sequences; director Ron Howard employs every visual stunt money can buy. However, this is still bloated entertainment, especially considering the simplicity and lack of credibility that mar the story; the identity of the main villain is also no surprise.

2009-U.S. 138 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Ron Howard. Screenplay: David Koepp, Akiva Goldsman. Novel: Dan Brown. Cast: Tom Hanks (Robert Langdon), Ewan McGregor (Patrick McKenna), Ayelet Zurer (Vittoria Vetra), Stellan Skarsgård, Pierfrancesco Favino, Nikolaj Lie Kaas… Armin Mueller-Stahl.

Trivia: Leonardo DiCaprio and Naomi Watts were allegedly considered for parts. Followed by Inferno (2016).


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