We decided to go to a matinee Saturday and see Angels & Demons. Going to the movies is our little way of saving lately. If we are going to the movies we might as well save a few dollars or two. Of course we would save far more if I didn't buy candy and a soda, but that's a different issue.
First, I have read this (and The Da Vinci Code), but it was several years ago, when they were really big. So while I remembered a few key plot points, I didn't know exactly what would be happening. Of course throughout the movie things would happen and I would remember what came next.
I do think this was better than The Da Vinci code movie. Mainly because I can't remember a whole lot about the movie, except that it was slow. And while Angels & Demons wasn't especially fast, slow wasn't my number one thought about the movie.
I guess my biggest complaint was they left out what I thought was a pretty major revelation in the book. I told the boy my feelings, and he said it really didn't add much. That it really wasn't necessary. But still! What was it that I thought was missing? Well if you haven't read the book and don't want to hear spoilers then stop. Still here?
It was the reason why the previous Pope was a fan of science. In the book he fell in love with a nun. And while neither one would give out their vows for sex, they wanted to had a child. So they used her eggs and his sperms and she became artificially inseminated. Thus, they had a kid without ruining their vows. Of course their son was Ewan McGregor's character. Now while I understand the movie didn't need this, it would have been nice to include it.
Overall I'd say see the movie. And read the book too if you haven't already!
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