Movie Gnews

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.

The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code

Audrey Tautou and Tom Hanks

Audrey Tautou and Tom Hanks

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.

Laking National ata ako.

Laking National ata ako.

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.

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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.

Tom Hanks and Ayelet Zurer

Tom Hanks and Ayelet Zurer

Obi Wan adressing the Jedi council, este, Carmelango talking to the Conclave

Obi Wan adressing the Jedi council, este, Carmelango talking to the Conclave

I see the flag and the box, I hope it's not a roadblock. Amazing Race indeed!!!

I see the flag and the box, I hope it's not a roadblock. Amazing Race indeed!!!

Langdon and Vittoria showing the cardinals the latest Hayden Kho video.

Langdon and Vittoria showing the cardinals the latest Hayden Kho video.

You will enjoy this movie even if you haven't read the book. In fact,don't read it. Just download it. :)

You will enjoy this movie even if you haven't read the book. In fact,don't read it. Just download it. 🙂

Next movie gnews will be about Transformers 2, Revenge of the Fallen. See you.

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2 thoughts on “Movie Gnews

  1. My husband and I enjoyed Angels & Demons too. But we watched it in the theater. I actually agree with you, the movie is better than the book, as far as I’m concerned.

    Raff and I watched Night at the Museum and Transformers 2 in the theater too. These movies rock!

    Next in my list – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

  2. Bro, I too liked Angels and Demons but not as much as I did Da Vinci. It left me a bit hanging and character development was not too well done. In some places I also left it was bit choppy. But all in all it was entertaining and I would not mind watching it again. Enjoy.

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