Saturday, May 16, 2009

Angels And Demons

Watched it this afternoon with my friends at JJ. For those living under the rock, Angels and Demons is an adaptation of the best-selling book of the same name by Dan Brown. It's the prequel to the highly controversial book, The Da Vinci Code. The way the movie set it is a bit different, with Angels and Demons being worked as the sequel to the movie The Da Vinci Code, which was out few years back. Both movies were being directed by Ron Howards, Oscar-winning director of 'A Beautiful Mind' and starring two-time Oscars-winning actors, Tom Hanks.


I remembered reading this when I'm in Form 4/5 after I finished The Da Vinci Code. I was awed by the controversial 'facts' presented in the book and the fast-pacing and action-packed plot filled with twists and turns that once I'm done with it, I quickly bought Angels and Demons. The book also featured the same ingredients minus the shocking 'facts' that The Da Vinci Code had. There were some scenes I can't imagined but I did enjoyed both books.

After around 4-5 years, when I entered the cinema hall today, I totally can't recalled anything about the movie except it's about sciences and religion. I watched the movie without any recollections of the book but halfway through the movie, certain parts of the book were coming back.
Guy: Can't believe I can pick up this chick from the street.

Overall, the movie is rather good. The pacing is well-set that you can feel the urgency of the situation. They had inserted some humors in the movie which I think lighten up the tension. While the movie had took some creative license with the book, I don't think it deviated too much from it.
Lady: Why is everyone staring at me opening this junk? Doncha have a life?

I read that because of the nature of the movie which revolved around the Catholic Church, the production team was denied permissions to shot in a lot of places around Rome and Vatican City, forcing the them to rely on replicas. I have yet been to Italy (or anywhere outside Malaysia for that matter!) but I can't differenciate which is the real location and which is the set.

" Jesus, is that an angel or a demon?" (lame, I know..)

Cardinals: Can't believe I was caught doing that on tape!

Oh yea, in the movie, those cardinals were like mafias, armed with their cigarettes and sunglasses. It's rather funny seeing them in such acts. And yea, I know the captions are very lame and uninspiring.

11 comments:

KyuubiPandoraChan said...

Your caption is...no words to describe it. XD Imaginative? Hahaha. Angels and Demons is nice. Luckily didn't read the book first or else it will be ruin. Now gonna go try to read the book.

So Star Trek movie is NEXT! Yippee...Sylar...uh i mean Spock.XD

成亿 said...

lame i noe...u wanna read d book ah? beg me la...hehehe...

yea, nex wil b Stra Trek...*giving the Vulcan salute*

fuzpeiz said...

oooo..I AM SOO GONA WATCH THIS MOVIE TOO..
how much wud u rate this movie huh???

erictbk said...

isit nice? sorry, couldnt accompany u... hehe
i got a fren saying it deviates a lot from the book wor, and u said otherwise... which one is true

kenwooi.com said...

nice..
looking forward to watch it! =)

KyuubiPandoraChan said...

Beg u? No thanks...I can go find it on my own.

Kenji said...

Haha looks like another movie that i won't watch though haha!!

成亿 said...

peipei: err...3&1/2 stars maybe?

eric: a lot meh? i did say i don recall a lot from d book...sure got bit difference 1 la...u got read d book d meh?

kenwooi: go la then...who's blocking u?

annli: of cz no need beg la...jz belanja me n i'll lend u my precious book....

kenji: how sad...nvm, study more important...

meiling said...

this movie really nice lol..RM10 really berbaloi lo..

MarioChuah said...

haha... i enjoy the book more than the movie. the plot also different with the book,but overall, the movie also quite nice

成亿 said...

meiling: haha...u pay RM10 ah? i onli pay RM6...

mario: thx me 4 lending u d book la then...