May 23rd, 2009

autumnleaf

Angels and Demons

Last night, mjperson declared the last minute plan of seeing Angels and Demons. I hadn't been planning to - I read the book and was... not impressed. (review here) And I've spent the years since occasionally using "Look at that rotational symmetry! Only the real Illuminati could have done that!" as a catchphrase for Stupid.

As it turns out, they took an awful lot of the Stupid out when they made the movie. They put in a little (most notably the special effects associated with the Large Hadron Collider, where for "photon" the CGI guys seemed to think "tinkerbell") and simplified the plot to something more like "Indiana Jones and the Conclave of Cardinals", but it was surprisingly more fun than I expected.
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