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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 6:51 pm    Post subject: Angels & Demons Reply with quote

Illuminati

I have not read or seen The Da Vinci Code, but I have read Angels & Demons. It's one of the better books I have read and after seeing the teaser for the film, I was compelled, but a bit surprised at it's presentation. It's about a man trying to uncover the mystery of a cult-like society called "Illuminati" while trying to prevent a plot to destroy the Vatican city with antimatter.

The book is well-known for its background issue of science clashing with religous beliefs, as well as some of the cynicism of the Catholic church. If you're into these kinds of stories I suggest you read the book and perhaps watch the movie. And just to state, there are no supernatural elements, so you won't be seeing angels and demons brawling.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I enjoyed this book and the Da Vinci Code. I also read Dan Brown's other books although they were merely ok. The movie for the Da Vinci Code took a different ending than the book and was also... cumbersome. Not a good flick, IMO.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've actually never read either, though I love stories that clash science and religion. One of my favorite stories is based on that actually. I might need to check this one out.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A brand new spoileriffic trailer!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Simon_Says, regarding the Dan Brown cash cow, wrote:
Keep on milkin' it! Milk it! Milk it! Milk it good!

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Simon_Says, regarding the Dan Brown cash cow, wrote:
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Yah, because it's not like the this one was a book originally, or anything...

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wait, some movies are based on books? What the hell!?!?!

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What's a book?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A book? I think you're supposed to eat it.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The book can also be... a hat.
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't review this film yet because of a FUCKING EARTHQUAKE!
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Can't review this film yet because of a FUCKING EARTHQUAKE!
It's cause the movie was so bad even God didn't want you to see it.
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frost wrote:
Simon_Says wrote:
Simon_Says, regarding the Dan Brown cash cow, wrote:
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Yah, because it's not like the this one was a book originally, or anything...

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Yeah, and besides -- Danny's other books are pretty much rubbish (in a bad way). Trust me, I've read them. Kinda Harlan Cobin-ish. Not very thrilling nad make for good reading while sitting in airports.
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was a pretty great movie. Better than the first, IMO.

As a side note, why is it that I learned more about the Vatican and how the whole thing works through this movie than I did through my religious schooling?
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frost wrote:
It was a pretty great movie. Better than the first, IMO.

As a side note, why is it that I learned more about the Vatican and how the whole thing works through this movie than I did through my religious schooling?


Yes, but how much of it is true?
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Da Vinci Code (movie) lacked the excitment of the book. It wasn't hard to make a better film. I have seen Angles, but I'd gather it should be better.
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only excitement I felt reading The Da Vinci Code was the thought that, upon my completion of it, I wouldn't have to pick up anything written by that semi-literate jackass again. Biggest pile of garbage ever. Dunno about the new one, but I reckon Angles and Demons would be a hit with the mathematicians.
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aurelyn wrote:
The only excitement I felt reading The Da Vinci Code was the thought that, upon my completion of it, I wouldn't have to pick up anything written by that semi-literate jackass again. Biggest pile of garbage ever. Dunno about the new one, but I reckon Angles and Demons would be a hit with the mathematicians.


Sure, the book wasn't as gripping as the plot of Crank 2, but I enjoyed it. To each their own, Irish.
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Angels and Demons would be a hit with the mathematicians.


Sure, the book wasn't as gripping as the plot of Crank 2, but I enjoyed it. To each their own, Irish.


You'd swear you thought I was judging you because of your enjoyment of said book Smile
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Angels and Demons would be a hit with the mathematicians.


Sure, the book wasn't as gripping as the plot of Crank 2, but I enjoyed it. To each their own, Irish.


You'd swear you thought I was judging you because of your enjoyment of said book Smile


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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What the hell is wrong with liking football?
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What the hell is wrong with liking football?


You mean soccer?

To quote a brillant man:

"Any sport where you can't use your hands... is not a sport."



I'm pretty sure he also called it gay.
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, I mean football Razz

And well, if George Carlin said it sucks, then I shall start loathing it immediately.
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

iv readed the book and liked it and ill proberly see the movie if i have the money (or watch it on youtube)
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So the reviews for this film appear to be, fucking all over the place really. Your comments aren't particularly helpful in that regard.

So is this film a great big "meh" or does someone care to give a review judging whether this film succeeds, fails, or just floats competently?
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I liked it. Like I've previously stated, I haven't read the books.

So if you are someone who hasn't read the books, or liked the first movie, you WILL like this movie.

It was a gripping, fast, well-paced thriller with a couple twists and a solid story and characters.

Some parts... I could see coming, so they weren't a good surprise. Other parts caught me completely off guard.

Overall, it is a smidgen less believable than the Da Vinci Code, with a story based around a weapon built from technology that isn't possible yet.

All-in-all, I gotta say its definitely worth a watch, even if you want to wait until you can rent it.
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