Angels & Demons

Angels & Demons

3/10

There are honestly only two things worth mentioning about the film:

1. Of course Ewan McGregor’s Camerlango Patrick McKenna was the internal mole. What did you mean I should have added a spoiler alert? When a movie devotes so much screen time to a secondary character who doesn’t help the protagonists in any way, he has to be the bad guy. Watch out for the red herring though – when he pilots the helicopter seemingly in an attempt to sacrifice himself to save the city from the bomb… let’s just say it’s a very big, very red herring that took away some of my glory at having my prediction proven right in the end.

2. Vatican City is a nice place to vacation. Just the type of postcard European city.

Vatican City at night

3. Robert Langdon can solve anything.

Oops, make that three. Other than that the plot’s straightfoward in a very mundane way- geez, for a “mystery thriller” whose protagonist specialises in symbols and the occult you would’e expected something, I don’t know, less boring perhaps? The characters are all caricatures, the score’s pretty forgettable and- okay, that pretty much sums up the movie entirely: “forgettable”. Don’t even get me started on the science. (A bomb that can flatten the entire Vatican city, and even a part of Rome, apparently only works in the 2D plane.)

Rating on Rotten Tomatoes: 36%

Rating on IMDb: 6.7

Viewing history: Seen 1x. TV.

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