Angels and Demons

The official site for the new Ron Howard film, Angels and Demons, has premiered a new teaser and the most notable thing about it is the improvement in Tom Hanks’ hair style. Now technically, this is a prequel of sorts to The Da Vinci Code, so this is the adventure that drives Hanks’ character, Robert Langdon, to grow a mullet in the first place.

Angels and Demons is based on the novel by Dan Brown, and finds Langdon investigating the mutilation death of a physicist who had been working with antimatter. Apparently the Illuminati have come out of hiding, killed the scientist, stolen a canister of antimatter, and placed it somewhere in Rome with the intention of destroying the heart of the Catholic Church aka Vatican City. The canister has a twenty-four hour countdown on it before the antimatter is released and… something bad happens. Theoretically. Take a gander at the teaser below.

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There’s not much on display in the trailer, so I’ll reserve judgment. I never read The Da Vinci Code novel, but the movie was the biggest piece of garbage in theaters in 2006. The acting and production values were great, but the screenplay and Ron Howard’s direction were abysmal. Stupid and nonsensical behavior plus horrible dialogue, explanations, and speeches all combined to form a big, boring mess of a film. The best thing about this new teaser so far (aside from the absence of mullet) is the shot of the angelic statue with the demonic other half.

Angels and Demons comes to theaters on May 15th, 2009.

What do you think? Do you think it looks better than the ignorant shitfest that was The Da Vinci Code? Do you miss the mullet?

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