Saw two movies recently. One I watched from the comforts of my home, on my laptop, downloaded from Mininova, while the other one I watched with Juice, Coby and Zach from Rockwell Power Plant Cinema. The first one is “Angels and Demons,” while the the other one was of “Transformers:The Revenge of the Fallen.”
Let me discuss the first movie I watched: Angels and Demons is an adaptation of a Dan Brown novel. Dan Brown is the same author of the controversial movie ‘The Da Vinci Code” which was also made into a movie by Ron Howard, and also starred Tom Hanks, as Professor Robert Langdon. I had read both books (Yup, I can actually read a book that is not about sports or has no pictures. 🙂 ) and was entertained if not intrigued by the subject matter at hand. Having read The Da Vinci Code long before the movie came out, I was excited when the movie version finally came out. I was disappointed at how the movie came out though. it wasn’t as exciting nor as “controversial” as I thought it would be. But chalk it up to the “I read the book but the movie wasn’t good” attitude that permeates people. I was expecting maybe too much. Really, all you Harry Potter fans out there, don’t you agree that the books are far better than the movies? Nevertheless we all still enjoy watching it come to life as I did watching The Da Vinci Code.
When I found out that another Dan Brown novel, Angels and demons was being made into another movie, I quickly rushed over to the Bookstore ng bayan, NBS,and bought myself a spankin’ new paperback copy of the book.
I read the book and I was quickly into it. I finished the book, just in time for the movie’s opening in local theaters. Alas, it opened the same weeks as Star Trek and Wolverine, and it being an R-18 film, I didn’t have the time nor the company to watch it. I had to prioritize Kirk, Spock, Logan and Deadpool. I resigned myself to wait for the DVD copy.
A week ago to my surprise and glee :), an R5 copy was in Mininova. I quicky downloaded it and waited around 3 days for 1.3gb copy to finish its downloading. Thank you seeders and leechers. When the torrent finished the copy, I quickly set up my laptop, Mountain Dew, Marty’s Crackling and opened the file using my Vlc player. The copy was fantastic. Audio is a 10, video is a 10. Like the da Vinci Code, Professor Langdon, played by Tom hanks is again the star of the movie. The movie takes liberties again, and is different from the book. Plotwise it is still the same, but maybe Ron Howard and co. felt that this way was more exciting…. and I actually agree. How different was it? Well, Angels and Demons was suppose to be set before The Da Vinci Code, but in the movie version, it comes after Langdon’s brush with the Catholic church in. Also,in the book, all 4 cardinals were killed, and the new Pope eventually is the cardinal who became the Carmelango in the movie. Got that? Anyway, I enjoyed the movie despite my reading the book and not nitpicking anout this and that. Oh, and another thing, Langdon gets the girl and in the end in the book, eventually hooking up. I enjoyed the part where the cardinals were gathering outside before conclave, some were texting, smoking, chatting away. I could swear a cardinal was playing with his PSP. Just goes to show you they are normal too. A friend of mine made a comment though, he felt he was watching an extra long Amazing Race. A great movie, I was entertained. Don’t think of the book, just enjoy the movie.
Next movie gnews will be about Transformers 2, Revenge of the Fallen. See you.