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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Angels & Demons

--posted by Tony Garcia on 5/17/2009

This will be short and sweet...unlike the movie, Angels & Demons.

Anti-Catholic or not? I do not really care and quite honestly it does not matter. The film was a poor effort at making a carbon copy of The DaVinci Code's successful template. The problem is that Tom Hanks' character is still flat and the suspense that is supposed to be created throughout the movie is un-suspenseful. From very early in the film we know who is going to die, who/what are the red herrings and who the bad guy is.

There is more suspense watching a Barney the damn dinosaur shows than there was in Angels.

As I try to find words to describe the plot I am suddenly reminded of basic training. In basic training we always had to "hurry up and wait". The same futile cycle exists in Angels: "run and race to run and race some more".

Short and sweet, unlike the 130+ minute movie that served best as an excuse to eat movie theater popcorn.

Grade: D



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