Angels & Demons

angelsTonight my friend James and I went to see the film Angels and Demons which is loosely based on the novel by Dan Brown.

I must be one of the few people who enjoyed the book The Da Vinci Code and i also enjoyed the fim although I found it slightly pedestrian. However, I vastly preferred the book of Angels and Demons. I thought it was exciting and a better story, but I was a bit wary of what the film might be like. However, I really enjoyed it. It was exciting and fast-paced with some fabulous mock-ups of the Vatican City and Rome. The story was better and it cracked on at a much faster pace that the DVC. I know that there has been lots of criticism from the Catholic church that this film is anti-religion, but I actually found it to be quite the opposite. The fundamental message at the end of it is that science and religion are two sides of the same side of the coin in the search for truth.

My only real criticism of the film is that it has been given a 12A film rating which means that it is “Suitable for 12 years and over. No-one younger than 12 may see a ‘12A’ film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult.” So, technically a child of under 12 years old can see this film as long as they are accompanied by an adult. This film was pretty graphic in places. On two separate ocassions you saw a man being burnt to death. You also saw someone being drowned and numerous shootings and throats being slit. Even I jumped on several ocassions and I would be really concerned that children 12 or under would be quite traumatised by this film.

Anyway, much to my surprise I really enjoyed this film.

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