Thoughts on: “Angels & Demons”
Netflix did me wrong.
I guess it is not the service’s fault; I should have known better. I hated “The DaVinci Code”, not because I am a devout Catholic or that I was bothered by the shocking twist – it was boring.
So why did I feel compelled to give Ron Howard and Tom Hanks another two and a half hours of my life?
I really enjoyed the novel “Angels & Demons”. I thought it was better than its more popular predecessor. I wanted to see if Howard and Hanks could make up for the monotonous debacle that was “The DaVinci Code”.
I am sad to say that they did not.
Tom Hanks seems disinterested throughout the proceedings. That kills me to have to write that because I have been a fan since “Bosom Buddies”. But I cannot think of any two projects of his that I revile more than the two adaptations of Brown’s tomes; the rare Coen Brothers misfire “The Ladykillers” completes the trinity of Hanks films I never care to see again.
The 174 words above is more than this adaptation warrants.
Unless you are related to someone in the cast or in the crew and want to admire there individual work stay away away from this film.