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I read the book a gazillion years ago and I enjoyed it more than I did Da Vinci Code so I was really psyched to see the movie come to life. I can't wait for The Lost Symbol to be published either, but I digress.
The film obviously takes place in the Vatican (so freaking pretty to look at) and seeing Italy in all its glory only made me more excited about seeing New Moon with all the shoots in Italy (again I'm digressing).
So after trooping to Trinoma to see the 1st showing on a Sunday morning, I have to say that going alone again was so worth it.
Cause The Critics Always Have A Say
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Of course, the problem with Angels & Demons is that to get to the final 40 minutes, it's necessary to endure the first 90, and that would be defined as cruel and unusual punishment.I wouldn't call it cruel and unusual punishment because though long, the movie is pretty jampacked with craziness. It just doesn't stop. I felt exhausted watching it, in a good way that is, because there's SO MUCH going on that I was glad I read the book cause I had some sort of idea what was coming up. Not that it was difficult to understand because it was pretty blatant but just so much to process.
Michael Sragow of the Baltimore Sun said
Unlike Nicolas Cage in "National Treasure," Hanks lacks the game for it. The surface seriousness of these Dan Brown movies obstructs his affability and easy, attentive way with romance.I have to say that I LOVE National Treasure and though Tom Hanks may not be my ideal Robert Langdon, my brain is too occupied by the fact that his Speedo swimming shots didn't actually make me want to vomit to really hate on him. Because he actually looked pretty good swimming that lap pool. Not that that's the entire basis of my bias for this movie but I was fairly shocked to see he wasn't in such bad shape!
Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times said
This kind of film requires us to be very forgiving, and if we are, it promises to entertain. Angels & Demons succeeds.That I am. I am the easiest moviegoer to please and so this movie was highly entertaining for me. Though I could see why haters would hate and critics would critique. But I loved the book so much, that the movie couldn't do much to revolt me despite it's mini-deviations from the book which I thought weren't so harmful.
Let's Get Our Squee On
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