Sunday, May 31, 2009
Angels & Demons
I don't remember much from the "The Da Vinci Code" movie, I know I didn't hate it and I know I didn't love it. That's not typically a good sign for a movie. Still I liked the book "Angels and Demons" a lot more than "DVC" so I was still looking forward to this movie. I didn't think Tom Hanks did a great job as Robert Langdon but I was willing to give him a second chance. Then when I found out my boy Ewan McGregor was going to be in it as well all bets were off. I saw it opening weekend.
And after two hours of watching Tom Hanks run around the Vatican and figure out every riddle in just the nick of time, I want my time back. The movie was just very bland and the supposed suspense never really got going for me. Now I should say that perhaps if I hadn't read the book and not known that pretty much everything was going to work out then maybe I would have been more on the edge of my seat. So I would say if you haven't read the book then it's worth seeing but I wouldn't rush to the theaters. If you have read the book, I'd just reread it.
Best Part- Tom Hanks' wig. My goodness it was breathtaking. He's in water twice in this movie and that thing doesn't move an inch. It was hypnotic, I don't even remember what happened in most of the scenes because I was too focused on it.
Worst Part- The female lead. She wasn't that attractive. I'm sorry but everyone in the theater was thinking it too. The girl from "DVC" was beautiful and then you lay this chick on us? No thank you Ron Howard. Also, she was not that good of an actress either.
Just Weird Part- At one point Robert Langdon falls down into a tomb or something and the entire room is filled with nothing but skulls. The walls are skulls, the floor is skulls. Yet he doesn't seem the least bit affected by this and it is never explained. Now I know the burial procedures hundreds of years ago were a little archaic, but I could have at least used Langdon saying something to himself about where he was or how these skulls got there
Biggest Gaffe- A Vatican employee comes to see Langdon in the beginning and in his office he has a framed photo of the girl from "DVC". Now “A&D” the book took place before "DVC" so he hadn't met her yet. I notice these things Ron Howard, and frankly I expected more from you. You should be very disappointed in yourself Opie.