Angels and Demons movie *don't read if you haven't' seen yet*

United States
May 26, 2009 10:03pm CST
I saw the movie tonight with my best friend and I am somewhat disappointed with the movie. I wish they kept more to the book. I know that they have to take some things out of the book which I don't mind and they have to change things. But in the book all 4 Cardinals the move the last one lived to become the Pope. This is a big change, also they didn't have Leonardo's body branded with the Illuminati sign. So instead of being 5 brands there are actually 6. And the last brand was suppose to be a diamond with the words earth, air, fire, water and in the movie the last brand was 2 keys. I consider those BIG differences between the book and movie. Like I can somewhat understand why the director of CERN wasn't in the movie and why Langdon wasn't in the helicopter at the end of the movie but some of the key parts were not there. If you take the movie away from the book the movie wasn't that bad...but I am a huge Dan Brown fan so I probably noticed a lot more than the average person. But overall the movie was ok...What did you think?
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@simonelee (2716)
• China
21 Jun 09
the movie was okay, but a lot of the characters was omitted. specially the CERN director which played important role. i actually thought that he is the one behind the the place,scenes,and the characters was not executed well. Robert L. was also fetched by a high tech air craft. lol
• United States
22 Jun 09
Yeah I was wondering how they would put that in the movie but I can understand why they didn't. I just didn't like how they had to change certain things that needed to stay the same like the diamond and having the 4th preferati die. Those were my 2 big issues with the movie.
@beamsey (425)
• Philippines
27 May 09
I haven't seen the movie yet but I've read the book a long time ago. Though I haven't read it again, I still remember the things you mentioned. When I watch movies based on books, I lower my expectations when I have already read the book. So I won't be as disappointed. People say that turning books into movies give the books life and the characters more real. But I think otherwise. Movies based on books are always disappointing because like what you said, the details are different. The story and characters are boxed in by the actual actors in the movie. When you're reading something, your imagination goes wild with all the information you read and that's something movies will never be able to capture.
• United States
27 May 09
Yeah I completely agree with you that your imagination just goes wild. I think what makes books turned to movies disappointing for me is because when I read I don't read words I see pictures. It's weird how I do it. But I could read a book and like a couple months later someone will ask me something about it and I would say oh I saw that movie and it was never turned into a movie yet I could see all the pictures like it was a movie.
@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
8 Sep 11
I have read the book and seen the movie as well. I think the movie is great though there are major differences between the movie and the book. I think the changes they made works fine in the movie. Dan Brown allowed some of the changes in the movie and suggested some changes as well.
@besthope44 (12135)
• India
9 Nov 10
I like the book most, as it makes me to imagine the fictions and that gives more thrill and likings while reading with expectations and suspense.
@Lata_45 (219)
• India
23 Feb 10
the movie was ohk but novel rockxxx as movie was little boring it wasnt that interesting as the novel is as while readin novels we are totally into its world but this didnt happened with the movie
@Shaun72 (15965)
• Palatka, Florida
7 Jul 09
I enjoyed the book better then I liked the movie. I agree a lot wastook out of the movie. I need to reread this book it is a good book.
• Philippines
30 May 09
have read the book a long time ago. I don't have any plans to watch the movie. I'll just be, I am glad that you post it :)
@Metalchick (1391)
28 May 09
As of yet I haven't managed to get out and see the new movie however I have read the book so am more likely than not to be disappointed with the film. The same happened with the Da Vinci Code when there are two cyptexs in the book whereas only one in the film. Found the Da Vinci Code film rushed through the story and didn't really give the audience chance to take in what was happening...just hope angels and demons will be better but from what you've said it doesn't look too likely.
@jojobouy (78)
• Philippines
27 May 09
Same insights here. The revelation regarding the relationship of the camerlengo to the late Pope (which i think is very important) wasn't even clear. The camerlengo just run and put himself on fire. Very very disappointing. I can't think of any reason why they just used a plain paper printed with "Illuminati" instead of branding it to the body, considering that they have done it with the rest of elements. Same for the illuminati diamond. why not use the illuminati diamond? if you have seen the trailer, you'll see that the illuminati diamond was shown!! but just a glimpse of it. hmmmm..