Angels & Demons is basically National Treasure, set in Rome ... which could have been so much cooler than National Treasure. But it was so much worse.
Jerry Bruckheimer’s work may have been derivative, commercial and silly. But as it turns out, that works better for a treasure hunt story than ponderous, arrogant and overblown.
My wife and daughters reviled me for paying money to see Angels & Demons and propping up the anti-religious culture with Hoopes dollars. They pointed out that I “othercotted” The Da Vinci Code. All Hoopeses saw Over the Hedge on opening night.
But when I saw Angels & Demons, it wasn’t opening weekend, and I had told Gus Lloyd’s listeners I would see it, so I had...READ MORE