I haven’t read Angels & Demons, but I assume it’s just as dumb, if not dumber, than The DaVinci Code. The trailer for the movie includes at least one small element of dumbness: the Church never wiped out The Illuminati. They did wipe out the Knights Templar, and they did massacre gnostics, but The Illuminati, a 17th century parlor room secret society, walked into mythology unscathed by the Vatican’s sword.
I’m sure there’s more dipshittery in the movie (there’s a ludicrous action scene in the book which appears to be in the film, and I could not be more excited to see this in action. You thought nuking the fridge was bad…?), but that – and Tom Hanks’ improved hairstyle – are what stuck out in the new trailer for the sequel to The DaVinci Code. I do have to say that the film looks lovely – Salvatore Totino doesn’t just make a killer pizza roll, he also shoots nice mood and texture – but I’m watching that trailer wondering if I can sit through the whole film. The action quotient seems to have been upgraded, but is Tom Hanks in swimming action enough to mitigate the pain?
Click here to see the full trailer. Poor Ewan.