Film review: Angels & Demons | Film | The GuardianThese men, many of them elderly, may face death in minutes, which the Camerlengo knows. The Commander of the Swiss Guard thinks he can evacuate the Vatican and the hundreds of thousands of faithful waiting in St. Peter's Square in 15 minutes before an explosion vaporizes "a big chunk of Rome," but frankly we in the audience think a lot of monsignors back home are going to receive promotions real soon. Since very few plot details in the film are remotely plausible, including its desperate chase across Rome, the history lesson is excusable. Having been told about the long war between the church and the Illuminati, and religion and science, we are grateful for the briefing, even if the cardinals already know most of the history. This kind of film requires us to be very forgiving, and if we are, it promises to entertain. Robert Langdon Tom Hanks is at Harvard when he is summoned from a swimming pool by an emissary from the Vatican, and flown to Rome to face a crisis.
Angels & Demons Summary & Study Guide
Interwoven with the discussion of anti-matter and Creation are references to the so-called 'God Particle. Langdon tells Vittoria how the Illuminati created a citywide map known as the "Path of Illumination," a trail once used by the Illuminati as a means of inducting new members; aspirants who wanted to join the Illuminati were required to follow a series of subtle clues left in various churches in and around Rome. Jayson Kat wrote: "Great review Jayson? There is a big clue to one of them in the title.
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