In order to foil a terrorist plot, an FBI agent undergoes a facial transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a terrorist, but the plan turns from bad to worse when the same terrorist impersonates the FBI agent.
Seth is an angel who accompanies the spirits of the recently dead to the ever after. Seth has never been human and so has never experienced touch or taste. When in the hospital however he comes across Dr. Maggie Rice, a brilliant young heart surgeon who is devoted to her profession and her patients. Seth has the power to let himself be seen but Maggie finds him far too mysterious. Seth also meets a patient, Nathaniel Messinger, who has news for him - he too was once an angel like Seth but chose to fall to Earth and become human. Seth makes a decision on his future, which does not turn out as he had expected.Written by
When Maggie and Seth are looking at Maggie's blood through a microscope, the image shown is too zoomed in for a light microscope (with a maximum resolving power of around X1500). See more »
Seth knows no fear, no pain, no hunger, he hears music in the sunrise. But he'd give it all up, he loves you that much.
I don't understand.
He can fall, he can give up his existence as he knows it, he can give up eternity and become... one of us.
See more »
The DVD contains some additional/extended scenes:
Seth studies Maggie in her home while she is preparing a bath.
Maggie's dog Earl leaves her bed at night and she turns the light on. He sits beside Seth who is watching her. As she can't see Seth she just goes back to sleep.
The first surgery scene is extended.
Maggie prepares dinner while Seth watches her.
Seth and Maggie visit Nathaniel Messinger at his bed.
After Nathaniel told Maggie that Seth can fall, she goes and searches for angels in the hospital.
A montage of small tidbits that had to be cut like Seth talking to a Vietnamese woman or him trying to feel the blowing wind at the beach.
I found City of Angels to be a disturbing film. Disturbing because while it did bring up some good points (such as appreciating things we all take for granted - like the pleasure of our senses of touch, smell etc), I felt as though it really fell short in other ways. I felt as though the movie portrayed the life of angels to be dark and meaningless, and I believe that to be an absurd concept. Granted, I understand the portrayal may "glamorize" Cage's character by making him a bit of a rebel angel by showing some actual emotion, but still - the concept of these angels being surrounded in God's love and looking so bleak is beyond me. I guess this movie would be more for the non-believers.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this