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Angels & Demons (2009)

PG-13  |   |  Mystery, Thriller  |  15 May 2009 (USA)
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Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon works to solve a murder and prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican.



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Following the murder of a physicist, Father Silvano Bentivoglio, a symbolist, Robert Langdon, and a scientist, Vittoria Vetra, are on an adventure involving a secret brotherhood, the Illuminati. Clues lead them all around the Vatican, including the four altars of science, Earth, Air, Fire and Water. An assassin, working for the Illuminati, has captured four cardinals, and murders each, painfully. Robert and Vittoria also are searching for a new very destructive weapon that could kill millions. Written by XXDustfingerXX

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence, disturbing images and thematic material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 May 2009 (USA)  »

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Box Office


$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£6,054,627 (UK) (15 May 2009)


$133,375,846 (USA) (31 July 2009)

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Ron Howard has said in interviews he plans on completing a Robert Langdon trilogy by filming the next story in the series, "The Lost Symbol." See more »


Throughout, Langdon is asking which way a statue points. Even as a Professor of Symbology, he would have to ask because the orientation of church buildings varied throughout the times. In early times many church entrances faced East while this changed during the Medieval Era and from that time the apse was commonly placed towards East. So Langdon was not able to know the direction of the statues for sure. Also he has just got off an 8 hour flight and is in a strange city, it is likely that he is disorientated. See more »


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Narrator: The Ring of the Fisherman, which bears the official papal seal, must be destroyed immediately following the Pope's death. The papal apartment is then sealed for nine days of mourning, a period known as "Sede Vacante", the time of the empty throne.
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More interesting than Da Vinci Code.
16 May 2009 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

Angels and Demons is not too bad, it comes in a form of entertainment. It is more intense than Da Vinci Code. I remembered that I had to pry my eyes open during the middle part of Da Vinci Code. It is long, not much suspense and consists of babbling about. Yawn. But Angels & Demons, the sequel, is more intense, has more suspense and action. Tom Hanks gets not only to exercise his brain but also his legs. The adventure requires him to move from one place to another.

The story: Tom Hanks plays symbologist Robert Langdon. He has to solve a murder and at the same time, prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican. This time, he has Vittoria Vetra (Ayelet Zurer) to help him solve the mystery. The mystery plot and intense peril scenes kept me on the seat. Hans Zimmer's beautiful score makes the movie more epic. The adventure is an intense ride but not as intense as I thought. The sets are amazing too.

Overall: Fans of the book will flock the cinemas to catch this. Fans of the previous movie, Da Vinci Code, should also catch this. Those who like thrillers, this one may suit. This is supposed to be a fictional thriller which is not to be taken seriously.

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