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September 14, 2017
Marginally better than the first film in the Robert Langdon film series and the only one I have seen before however it is only marginally better because it has a slightly shorter runtime, it is faster in terms of pace and it has a hilariously bad action scene involving a parachuting pontiff. The majority of problems from the previous film still exist with a mostly boring plot (that is also utterly ludicrous), again it has exposition galore, has a bad script and consists of lots of running from one place to another while explaining everything. It also desperately tries to be more exciting than the first film with explosions and gunfights which are as boring as action scenes can get. Least they sorted the lighting issue that was so evident in the first film.
September 6, 2017
The plot of this movie is so predictable that you already know the "big reveal" as soon as you see the bad guy for the first time. So it could be that by the end of the movie you'll get frustrated at the characters. Who seem to be smart enough to find everything out, that is so unbelievable sometimes that it's ridiculous. But dump enough to not find out the true bad guy faster. Still it is a fun movie to watch to "switch off your brain" occasionally.
September 3, 2017
Is this a bad movie? On every level, yes. Is it a remarkable improvement over the first? On every level, again, yes. The result is more fun, even if it's just as predictable, shallow, and absurd as "The Da Vinci Code"-at least Hanks showed up for this one, and the end product goes down easy.
August 3, 2017
so different from the book it's disgusting
July 28, 2017
"Angels & Demons" takes care of the biggest problem that The Da Vinci Code had - its length, however while doing that, it creates a problem even bigger - losing the interesting plot. Top to bottom, this movie didn't have nearly as creative the plot that the original movie had, and also was just extremely bland for a mystery action movie. Once again, Tom Hanks (Robert Langdon) is Tom Hanks, he did the same good job that he did in the first movie, no issues there. There were some characters though that were very vital to the plot of the movie, such as Ewan McGregor (Camerlengo) and Stellan Skarsgard (Commander Richter) who we barely get any information about. I get that they gave little information on purpose to make it more of a mystery, but in the end it just made me care less about those characters, and just ruined the scenes that had emphasis on them. There is hardly any correlation between this movie and the last, a lot of this movie deals with churches, as it is set in Vatican, however unlike the first movie, this one has absolutely nothing to do with religion or the churches, and is basically just a barebones action movie. The fact that it didn't take on the religious side is because of the conflict that stirred following the first movie, but by taking that side of it out, now you just have a boring movie with a generic plot. In the end, "Angels & Demons", although much shorter than its predecessor, was a long and boring movie that was too generic to be the movie that it tries to be with the twists and turns that it takes. "Angels & Demons" is definitely not worth watching.
July 23, 2017
Reasonable film with good storyline, but gets a bit silly at times and overcomplicated
July 10, 2017
Great movie love the images
July 7, 2017
I saw it today... It was better than DaVinci but they have changed some places from the book,but it was still okay,very fluent and exciting movie. Hans Zimmer: Again a great job man,great soundtracks !!! I just love your music !
May 4, 2017
It teases you at times with potential, but fails to really grab hold of you like the first movie in the series did. Decent, but it isn't really worth your while. (First and only viewing - 1/20/2011)
April 26, 2017
I thought it was a really good movie
February 20, 2017
Angels & Demons is An Awesome Adventure.. Critics can never reach to the depth of the entertainment of the story of this movie.
½ February 13, 2017
Very good. I remember reading the book. There is so much detail in the book that can't be in a movie but they stayed really close to it. Well done.
½ February 9, 2017
Just watched for the second time. A lot of cool plot development and twists in this one. At times though they try way too hard to be dramatic and it's obvious. Overall, still worth a viewing. Reminds me of an Italian version of National Treasure with Nick Cage.
February 7, 2017
I enjoyed this one much more than "The Da Vinci Code". It kept my attention despite having an inkling on who the ultimate 'bad guy' was early on.
February 2, 2017
In the movie Angels and demons is the 2nd movie in the "Da Vinci code" series where the main character Robert Langdon is called upon by the church to solve a problem when four of the cardinal priests are kidnapped and a sample of antimatter is stolen from the CERN super collider in Geneva which is being used as a terrorist act to instil fear and to potentially harm people with the destructive nature of antimatter. In the movie "Angels and demons" directed by Ron Howard has many themes of destruction and devastation, faith vs science and secrets revealed though clues to show a story of Professor Langdon's mystery hunt to find the antimatter to save hundreds of lives. The story takes place at one of langdon's lectures on symbols where not everything is actually what they seem to be where he would show a picture of close up 3 pronged pitch fork and ask what people say and most people saw it as a symbol of the devil when it is for the greek god Poseidon and he also showed many other things like this which immediately shows his knowledge and why he would be a very good detective because it shows about his person as a whole in being able to find ideas when only given part of the puzzle thus showing how knowledgeable he is. Throughout this entire movie it talks walls though the eyes of the professor as he sets to solve the 4 puzzles of water earth fire and air in order to save the 4 cardinals from being killed in different monasteries around Vatican City. In this movie professor Langdon shows off his knowledge and his skills to solve clues and puzzles where under harsh conditions from oxygen deprivation drowning getting shot at and handling unstable antimatter.
Langdon and Vittoria make their way to Vatican City, where the Pope has recently died. They are told that the four Preferiti, the cardinals who are most likely to be elected pope, are missing. Langdon and Vittoria search for the preferiti in hopes that they will also find the antimatter canister. Their search is assisted by Camerlengo Carlo Ventresca (the late pope's closest aide) and the Vatican's Swiss Guard. Throughout this movie professor langdon shows his skills and knowledge of solving clues and this movie in my own opinion is very good where it has constant mysteries and constant antagonizing plots that make the riddles harder and harder to solve as langdon get closer to saving a cardinal while risking his life and the life of other around him.

This is a very good movie in my opinion because it has a very good story telling narrative and very good well rounded characters along with a perfect hidden antagonist.

-- Austin Hartman
½ January 17, 2017
This is being unfairly maligned by critics. This is at once more thrilling and more involving than The Da Vinci Code was, and Ron Howard's direction is more surefooted and fast-paced here. Visually gorgeous. By streamlining the novel's narrative, the film loses much (but not all) of the science vs. faith dichotomy that gave the book its weight. As it is, the film version ofAngels and Demons makes for a very entertaining thriller.

Some of the dialogue is poor, you have to suspend disbelief the way you would for a James Bond or Indiana Jones movie, and keep in mind that this is historical fiction (emphasis on fiction). If you can do that, this is a blast. Ewan McGregor rocks. Be warned, it is violent and intense, and pushes that PG-13 boundary. My grade: B+
½ January 3, 2017
It's good movie to watch
January 1, 2017
Tom Hanks vai ajudar a desvendar a morte do Papa, porém no fundo foi tudo armado pelo Carmelengo para tomar o poder e assumir a posição do papa!
½ December 18, 2016
Really loved this film - not sure why the ratings are so bad, only reason could be the fact some feel this movie puts the Catholics and the Vatican in a bad light... Everything was fantastic!
Super Reviewer
December 16, 2016
A very good prequel not as hard to understand and follow than The Da Vinci Code and it's a little bit better aswell, After a slow start I didn't think it was going to be as good as it was, A must watch for lovers of The Da Vinci Code.
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