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.
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.