"Angels and Demons" has faced several delays since its originally proposed opening in 2006. One obstacle was the inability to get municipal approval to film near the Vatican. However, the biggest delay was caused by a Hollywood writers' strike. So the church has had plenty of time to rally its forces to denounce this film. Now at crunch time, a Vatican newspaper has suggested a global boycott but another newspaper in Turin, LA ESTAMPA fears that such condemnations bring about the boomerang-effect and ultimately provides more interest and popularity to the movie.
ALFRED HITCHCOCK WAS THE KING OF THE IMPROBABLE...BUT I THINK THE 'MacGUFFIN' AND OTHER ELEMENTS IN "ANGELS AND DEMONS" WOULD MAKE HIM ROLL-OVER IN HIS GRAVE.
I believe that concept of; is it possible? was intended in "Angels and Demons." The exception here is, I didn't accept it immediately and despite my appreciation for Dan Brown or any author's wide range of imagination...my reading bubble of joy was burst by my perception of the ridiculous.
I will not sabotage the plot. In fact my curiosity has been overwhelming me for the last three years in anticipation of the premiere. I just can't wait to see if the movie is as riveting as the book, (at least the first three-quarters). Then Sparky, I will see how they treat the unlikely set of events (the last quarter) that has the Vatican so up in a tizzy over.
Have a HAPPY EASTER and when May 15th rolls around, my son Andrew and I will see you on the movie line.