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When Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) discovers evidence of the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the illuminati—the most powerful underground organization in history—he also faces a deadly threat to the existence of the secret organization’s most despised enemy: the Catholic Church. When Langdon learns that the clock is ticking on an unstoppable illuminati time bomb, he jets to Rome, where he joins forces with Vittoria Vetra, a beautiful and enigmatic Italian scientist. Embarking on a nonstop, action-packed hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and even to the heart of the most secretive vault on earth, Langdon and Vetra will follow a 400-year-old train of ancient symbols that mark the Vatican’s only hope for survival.


We saw this today at the matinee. I thought it was good. Very entertaining and it moved fast enough that none of us felt like we were there for 2 hours and 20 minutes. Not sure if it stayed true to the book because I didn't read the book. I found it easier to follow than The Da Vinci Code (I felt like I had to pause and Google every 5 minutes with that movie).

If you don't know the book, some of the movie is predictable, some is surprising. Hanks and McGregor give very good performances IMO. Some of the violence is "eye-covering" material for those who don't handle that well, but nothing majorly gory IMO.
 

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I have read the book and I thought it was very well done. Lots of twists and turns that were not lost and I didn't feel like it was rushed the was DaVinci was. I always liked this one better than DaVinci. And it was long enough since I read it that I forgot whoddunit! :)
 

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Okay, I am a bit off the loop, but I just saw this over the weekend.

I was away on vacation & we had a rainy day, so it was off to the movies. OMG, this movie was great. Definitely did not feel like we were in the theatre that long. Kept me on the edge of my seat.

I am reading the book now (I know a bit late, but hey) & the movie does stay pretty close to the book. I've only noted a few minor variances in the book, most of which have no bearing on the storyline. Have also actually caught a few things in the book, which I did not catch in the movie.

The ending was a total surprise (won't reveal it here), never expected it to be them behind the whole thing.

Having been raised Catholic, I particularly liked how accurate the book & the movie is staying on the activities surrounding the death of a pope & the subsequent election of a pope.
 
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