So the summer movie blockbuster season is here. This past weekend after some Memorial Day shopping, my daughter and I hit the movie theater to see Angels & Demons.
I’m going to go out on a limb here and say I think the movie was better than the book. Don’t get me wrong, I liked the book, but I think there is a reason Dan Brown didn’t really hit it big until The Da Vinci Code. For me it was a weird and unbelievable action scene in Angels & Demons at the height of the suspense. The movie fixed this problem and for me it worked much better.
In addition to liking the movie better than the book, I also liked the movie version of Angels & Demons better than the movie version of The Da Vinci Code. It moved faster than Code, and thankfully Tom Hanks hair was not so weirdly distracting. I’m just sayin’.
So – even though I liked the movie better, I’m a purist and still think you should read the book first. Despite the strange ending, it is a page turner and does fill in some of the details on the history of the Illuminati and the mystery of the symbols.
And of course, if you’re a Dan Brown fan, you’ll want to pre-order the new Dan Brown book THE LOST SYMBOL – coming out September 15, 2009.