Angels and Demons

Jays Rating:

The Catholic Church was not happy with Dan Brown’s book which was later made into the movie The Da Vinci Code But they don’t seem to be as upset with the sequel Angels and Demons. In this intriguing story the Illuminati which is a secret organization that had been hunted by the Catholic Church hundreds of years ago have plans to disrupt the electing of a new pope with an anti-matter bomb. Tom Hanks plays a symbologist who follows clues and symbols around the Vatican in order to find the terrorists before four Cardinals are killed and the bomb is detonated. This film is fast paced, compelling and most of all entertaining. Of course we wouldn’t expect anything but top notch acting from Tom Hanks, superb directing by Ron Howard and a fantastic music score from Hans Zimmer. Yes it’s a little complex but if you made it through the sixth grade and passed history you should be okay. (Well there were a couple old guys sleeping in the next row. Speaking of old guys there must have been several dozen old men playing cardinals and priests and my brother was wondering where they all came from and if they had to cast them all from Sun City Center in Florida. Last, what was the purpose for all of the clues? That is like planning to rob a bank and leaving clues for the police to find the bank. It was still a good cat and mouse film and I’m giving it a B rating.

This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.