Sound Off: Angels and Demons - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
May 15, 2009
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Dan Brown. Tom Hanks. Ron Howard. That's one hell of a trio right? Angels & Demons has arrived, three years after the very same people brought us The Da Vinci Code, and it's time to size this one up. It's officially a prequel, although Sony is calling it a sequel, even though was written and published before Da Vinci Code. But is this any better? Have they finally perfected Dan Brown's stories for the big screen? Or is it as boring and way too literal of an adaptation, like Da Vinci Code? Sound off below, leave your thoughts, and let us know what you thought of Angels & Demons!
To fuel the fire, I actually really enjoyed Angels & Demons, a lot more than The Da Vinci Code. I never had a problem with Tom Hanks in the first film, but he has definitely improved this time around. Ron Howard is a great director, at least I think so, and it really shows in Angels & Demons in the way he pulls together so many great elements. The cinematography was superb, the score from Hans Zimmer was exceptional, and the sound design was spectacular. It's not my favorite movie of the summer, but I had a good time watching Robert Langdon run around the streets of Rome. As an improvement over Da Vinci Code, I enjoyed it.
What did you think of Angels & Demons? A thrilling adaptation or too long and too boring?