Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Obi Wan is the Pope?

Memorial Day we took a ride out to a new suburb here in Vegas, Aliante, where we're moving to in a few weeks. We wanted to check out the shopping, restaurants, and of course see how long the commute is going to be for all of us. Turns out it's only going to add 10-15 minutes to each of our drive, which I don't think is all that bad. I usually use the time in the car to turn on some theraputic music (either Korn or System of a Down if I need to scream or classical if I need to wind down and focus).

While we were out there we stopped by Aliante Station to see "Angels and Demons". We had been to the movies there once before, a few months ago, but we didn't have time to check out the casino then. Honestly, it's almost identical to the Red Rock Casino. The only difference that I could tell was that the restaurants were different and the bingo hall was smaller and was non smoking only (yay!!).

I had read the book like 4 years ago, and remembered the general plot. I knew that it was set before 'The Davinci Code', but in the movie they make references to Davinci like it had happened before this. There were a few other general key plot changes that I don't think affected the movie, but were definately noticeable to anyone who had read the book.

I love the whole history conspiracy searching for clues thing. Any one know of any other books along the same genre?
Ken didn't really like the Davinci Code, so he was hesitant about seeing this. Especially after the previews, which were all very chic-flicky. But he enjoyed the movie after he got into it. I asked him what the difference between this and Davinci was and he said it was just more suspensful.
The movie was great. I love the theme music, which was the same as from Davinci. The acting was supurb and the sceenery was awesome. I know they shot alot of it from a sound stage and did the whole cgi thing, but it looked very realistic. Well, ok, i've never actually been to Vatican City, so i'm assuming it was realistic. Looked real enough to me.

It definately made me want to go back and read the book again.
Overall - 2 thumbs up.


Mrs. Potts said...

that is a movie I want to see. I'm just not sure if it will be in the theater or via Red Box.

He And Me + 3 said...

I will have to check that movie out. I have been hearing so much about it.