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Mother, writer and daydreamer. Also chocoholic and chick-flick lover. But mainly mommy. To two boys, at that! When not escorting my Elder One (EO) to karate class, I'm trying to get in as many cuddles as possible from my Younger One (YO). And when not doing either, I'm hard-at-work trying to maintain a steady relationship with my laptop. And as for the Man I Married (MIM), well, let’s just put it this way – even though we share a bedroom, our most meaningful conversations are held over the cell-phone!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Some Angels and a Few Demons

I'm a Dan Brown fan. I loved "The DaVinci Code", loved "Angels & Demons" even more. So yes, I was eagerly awaiting the movies. Both times round. Even though I am an absolute book-worm and have always found that movies based on books generally land up in the dusty towns of Suckville (the only exception to the rule being "The Devil Wears Prada").

Yes, I was very, majorly disappointed with "The DaVinci Code" movie. Not thrilling enough and it moved at a snail's pace. A snail using a crutch. A broken crutch.

"Angels & Demons" did not disappoint. Of course it still wasn't a patch on the book, but we left the theatre agreeing that we had indeed been the beneficiaries of getting one's money's worth.

The movie basically takes off from near the end of the book. Major, and I mean major portions of the book have been snipped. Characters have been dropped. And there was quite the change in the Assassin's character as well. I guess in today's global, political climate, sticking to the 'original' character of the Assassin might have stirred up more controversy than originally intended.

In the movie, the Vatican is reeling under a double shock, the death of the beloved Pope and a deadly threat from an underground, secret society relegated to the pages of historical myth (or so they believed) -- the Illuminati. With a vial of anti-matter, strong enough to blast the whole of Vatical City into oblivion, gone missing from CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) and the four preferiti (cardinals favoured to be next-in-line for Pope) kidnapped by a crazed killer, time is running out for Harvard symbologist Prof. Robert Lagdon and Italian physicist, Vittoria Ventra to try and stop the Illuminati's plan from succeeding.

A gripping thriller. An all-out entertainer.

In other words, a must watch.


Rajat said...

You liked Angels and Demons the movie? Ok. That makes me want to see it!
I am an all out Dan Brown fan, and and all out Harry Potter fan. Since HP movies are known to disappoint, I was looking for an honest review of Angels and Demons before spending those 150 bucks - which u provided!

Anyway, I've come here for the first time. Apparently attracted by the url of your blog :) And I've decided to subscribe to it. Keep writing!

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

@Rajat: Thank you and welcome to my blog...I hope you enjoy your journey here.
The movie was definitely entertaining. I recommend a watch.

Rohini said...

If you are a Dan Brown fan, whatever you do, do not read Deception Point.

Nikita said...

Ditto thoughts on movie adaptations of books. Books are a whole lot better. Infinitely better. Is Angels and demons better than The Da Vinci Code?? I thought it will be difficult for Dan Brown to match up to his own first book.
I will definitely read Angels and Demons now :)

Anamika said...

Completely echo what Rohini said above. Deception Point is so bad that I started doubting why appreciation of his other works.

Anamika said...

Typo: 'my' not 'why'

Anonymous said...

I agree with your review about the movie disappointed me too:((

I havent seen the otehr part(I think..I am really amnesiac:D)
so will catch it alter:))

they really shouldn't turn books into movies you know..
99 times out of 100 they disappoint