Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1) by Dan BrownWorld-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a cryptic symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. What he discovers is unimaginable: a deadly vendetta against the Catholic Church by a centuries-old underground organization -- the Illuminati. In a desperate race to save the Vatican from a powerful time bomb, Langdon joins forces in Rome with the beautiful and mysterious scientist Vittoria Vetra. Together they embark on a frantic hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, and deserted cathedrals, and into the depths of the most secretive vault on earth...the long-forgotten Illuminati lair.
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Ron Howard min. Sun 6 Oct 8pm - pm Sky Cinema Greats. Review Our Score. This time Harvard professor Robert Langdon Hanks is called upon after the murder of a top physicist is linked to secret society the Illuminati and its plot to kidnap four cardinals and blow up the Vatican. Using his expert knowledge, Langdon must piece together various ancient clues across Rome to locate the cardinals and the bomb. Dan Brown's original bestseller brimmed over with murder, betrayal and religious conspiracies, yet the transfer to film has only emphasised the farcical aspects, with crucial timings unconvincing, too little urgency in key scenes and a supporting cast of caricatures. Alluring sidekick Ayelet Zurer Munich is no substitute for Audrey Tautou, giving too much weight to the corny dialogue, and even Armin Mueller-Stahl overdoes the villainy as a senior cleric.
CNN -- Three years ago, the film based on Dan Brown's novel "The Da Vinci Code" was the focus of protest and controversy, with a Vatican archbishop calling for a boycott and Catholics at many levels refuting plot points. And there is really not. The movie ventures into similar waters as its predecessor, "The Da Vinci Code," with Hanks reprising the role of Robert Langdon, a Harvard symbology expert, and conspiracy theories galore. While "The Da Vinci Code" centered on the complex investigation of a murder in the Louvre and the theory that a marriage between Jesus and Mary Magdalene produced descendants, the new film features a murder at the Vatican and a secret and powerful society known as the "Illuminati. Both films, like the Brown novels they're based on, have been met with criticism for their melding of history and storytelling. What happens is you get the audience thinking 'Well, maybe it's not all true, but probably some of it is true. The director told CNN that he attempted to reach out to the Catholic Church regarding the film, but had no success.