Angels and Demons is a political thriller that is reminiscent of the Saw franchise. It has a killer that resembles Jigsaw and is disguised as a member of the Illuminati. The villain kidnaps and burns alive four high-profile cardinals. The movie retcons events in the Vatican, including the murder of Pope John Paul I, who pledged to rid the Vatican of corruption. Unfortunately, he died only 33 days after his inauguration. While his replacement is Pope John Paul II, the Vatican remains a source of wealth.
The cinematography by Salvatore Totino is not the most enticing in the year, but it captures the vibrant atmosphere of Rome and the Vatican. Hans Zimmer’s score is energetic and underscores key scenes. Angels and Demons is a fantastic film, one that future generations will enjoy.
If you have read The Da Vinci Code, you may be wondering whether this movie will live up to its hype. If you liked the book, you will probably enjoy this movie. It’s a great action thriller and much better than The Da Vinci Code. It doesn’t have all the religious nuances and dubious historical theories. It’s also tightly woven and fast-paced.
Angels and Demons is a sequel to The Da Vinci Code, but unlike The DaVinci Code, Angels and Demons isn’t meant to be as serious as its predecessor. The film stars Tom Hanks as Dr. Robert Langdon, and Audrey Tautou as Mary Magdalene.
Angels and Demons is the follow up to The Da Vinci Code, which brought the Catholic Church to the brink of destruction. In this film, Robert Langdon is asked to save the Catholic Church from destruction. In a high-stakes climax, four cardinals are kidnapped by a group claiming to be the Illuminati. This ancient secret society was historically at odds with the Catholic Church. Langdon’s research uncovers the identity of the kidnappers. He learns that the kidnappers are preparing to kill the hostages by detonating a powerful vial of anti-matter.
Despite its flaws, Angels and Demons is a highly entertaining and engrossing movie. Its premise is full of paradox and controversy. The film’s director, Ron Howard, directed The Da Vinci Code, is no stranger to controversial content.