Friday, May 15, 2009
Angels and Demons
We saw the movie today, really we did, as it was raining when we came out of the theatre this afternoon. We decided that it was really worth seeing at the theatre instead of waiting til it came out on DVD. The reason being is that the Eternal City, that is Rome, was as much a character as the Professor, the Physicist, the Camerlengo, and the College of Cardinals was. Is it wrong that I thought a priest looked mighty fine in his robes? Ewan McGregor was fabulous in his part, BTW. Tom Hanks did his usual yeoman work and Ayelet Zurer wasn't too annoying or helpless, even.
Both the DD and I had read the Angels and Demons when it first came out. We both thought it was better story than the DaVinci Code. We enjoyed DaVinci as well, mind you, but A & D was a much better read in our opinion.
We did have a few issues with certain threads of the story being mangled, but for the most part, a good job was done by the writers in taking this story from book to film. I must say that Ron Howard sure does know how to direct a movie and the lighting through the whole was wonderful. Great use of light and shadow, which I am sure was the point, but so few get it so right.
Go see, it's an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon..