Angels and Demons is a 2009 film directed by Ron Howard, starring Tom Hanks and Ewan McGregor. It's based on the novel by Dan Brown, which was released in 2000. It is the first book in the series, but it's the second film, gollowing The Da Vinci code.
The story is about Harvard professor Robert Langdon, who is called upon to aid a Catholic priest in Italy after a series of terrorist attacks seems to be targeting the Vatican. There he must use his skills in symbology to unlock an ancient mystery as the terrorist leads him on a wild race against time.
I had seen The Da Vinci Code and enjoyed it very much. I think I may enjoy this film a little bit more, as it's even more action-packed, with even better villains. It was the film that introduced me to Danish actor Nikolaj Lie Kaas, who is excellent in every scene he is in, and holds his own easily against veteran Oscar winner Hanks. That's no easy feat!
Although the film is a bit long, with a running time of 138 minutes, the pacing is on point, and it never really drags. I definitely recommend it for fans of the books, or for those who generally enjoy a good action-filled mystery.
Filled with action and mystery. There wasn't a dull moment. Although Angels and Demons, the book, was written before The Da Vinci Code, this movie transpires after the events of the da Vinci code.
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