Friday, October 14, 2016

Angels & Demons

Based on the novel by Dan Brown, the sequel to The Da Vinci Code code takes Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) to Vatican City where a secret conspiracy threatens the future of Catholicism. Once again teaming him up with another European brunette (Ayelet Zurer), Langdon will race to solve clues, outrun killers and mad men, and expose the truth before it's too late.

The sequel has many of the same faults as the first film as many of Brown's twist and reveals (some of which may have worked on the printed page) come of as ridiculous when seen on film. Angels & Demons also lacks the allure of the Grail quest from the first film replacing it with the far-less enthralling layers of papal conspiracy (doesn't that sound exciting). Ewan McGregor and Stellan Skarsgård also star.

Re-released on Blu-ray and DVD (as well as in 4K UltraHD) lacks the number of extras released on the previous Extended Edition but includes movie money toward the next film in the series, Inferno.

[DVD $9.99, Blu-ray $14.99, 4K UltraHD $34.99]

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