Monday, May 25, 2009
Angels and Demons
(No Spoiler Here) I loved Dan Brown’s novel The DaVinci Code, read it before I read Angels and Demons, and preferred it to Angels and Demons. I thought The DaVinci Code film was alright but did not do justice to the book. Perhaps the DaVinci Code was too cerebral and its brain teasing puzzles simply did not translate well to the big screen. After seeing Angels and Demons on the big screen yesterday, my impression of Angels and Demons is the exact opposite. The action sequences kept me engaged even though I remembered the basic story line. The film seemed to move fast and was more exciting than the novel. By the end of the movie I was convinced that the film adaptation of Angels and Demons was better than the film adaption of The DaVinci Code, but I still think The DaVinci Code novel is a better read than the Angels and Demons novel. Maybe my impressions are being manipulated by a conspiracy wrought by a secret society.