Angels & Demons – Century 20 @ Bella Terra, Huntington Beach, CA

Laura says they changed the book, but to hear her tell it, it sounds like the smaller semantical changes that I hated with the adaptation of Harry Potter and Azkaban. Sorry lover!

A delightfully talented cast including Ewan McGregor and Stellan SkarsgÃ¥rd, I enjoyed this film almost as much as Da Vinci Code (I’ve long since gotten over my piety concerning THAT piece of fiction), but not as much as I’ve enjoyed the National Treasure movies. As I cracked midway through the film, “Can’t we just watch Ewan McGregor solve puzzles and kick ass?” To be fair, my problem isn’t with Tom Hanks as the puzzle solver…or with his character Robert Langdon for that matter…I just prefer American history (and the history of it’s European colonizers) to church/religious history. But I do love all the juicy historical tidbits and the life-threatening scenarios our heroes always get themselves into.

Before the movie started there were a lot of trailers (including Nine, not 9, that I am SOOOOOOO excited about). There were so many trailers that the intro of the movie was boring and sluggish until Ewan McGregor showed up. Then things started to get interesting.

All in all an exciting adaptation that is well worthy of being on your summer movie list.

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