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Angels & Demons


Tom Hanks and director Ron Howard (The Da Vinci Code) are back for the second installment in author Dan Brown's Robert Langdon adventure series, and while they've made a very nice leap forward from their previous foray, you've either never read Angels & Demons and you're in for a treat, or you have and you're going to wonder where the heck critical characters and plot points went. But even if you aren't the world's biggest Robert Langdon fan, there's still plenty of action and a crazy enough central conflict—the potential destruction of Vatican City by a centuries-old foe—to keep everyone in the theater occupied for two hours. I maintain that Howard and company miscast several of their main characters a second consecutive time, but the stars who showed up still turned in adequate performances, and the film turned out OK.

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