Angels & Demons 2009 – Movie Review

The movie Angels & Demons was presented like this, I must give Ron. Howard a five star.

Of course, this book is really easy to make into a movie: 

1. Religious knowledge is relatively simple. If you do not know the Bible about the story of “Mary Magdalene”, it is difficult to understand the search for the Holy Grail in The Da Vinci Code.

2. The creation of suspense is very successful, begins with killing the bishop every hour. The pace of the shooting is tight with a lot of heart-pumping scenes. The twist at the end is also very good, although the end of this type of science fiction suspense novel is generally a great reversal.

3. There are more fighting more, from the beginning of the eye, to later four different ways to kill. Then to Landon and the murderer’s fight, the last magnificent big explosion of ten thousand meters high jump, self-immolation in the fire With the sound effect, this movie is a blockbuster. And Hollywood has always been good at it in this way.

4. I always feel that the Vatican landscape is more mysterious than Paris, involving many religious ceremonies, which makes me feel fresh by watching the film. I heard that because of this, this movie is banned in China. It can be seen that the film rating system and the importance of building a harmonious society.

I would like to praise EWAN, I was fascinated by the papal champ at the beginning. He had such a delicate face, blond hair and blue eyes, and he wore a robe that tied around his waist.His gestures were full of seduction, and I suddenly felt that his charming accent was familiar, and then I realized he is from Moulin Rouge. Although Ewan is a little older and fatter, the charm is still there, and his acting skills are getting better. You see him weeping in front of the pope’s coffin, facing the bishop in charge of the election when several arguments. His desire for power and inner confidence for the victory. After knowing that his plot was successful, He Has the slightest movement of the look of triumph and the final conspiracy failed to flee. His expressions, body language, are appropriate in the movie.

The most gorgeous part of the film is the anti-matter explosion, which is a tragedy brewed by science and religion, because both science and religion while giving humans the power, are not given the moral ability to manipulate this power.

Of course, there are still some scenes were removed compared to the original film, personally, I think the beginning and ending were changed the most. For example, the beginning does not speak of the murdered professor’s chest was branded with an Illuminati logo, so the appearance of Victoria is somewhat abrupt, the appearance of the term Illuminati is also somewhat abrupt. Personally, I think Personally, I think it would have been a lot easier for Langdon and Victoria to have an adventure together.

The end does not mention the papal chamberlain’s life history, but it is because the papacy believes in science too much and wants to cooperate with the European Nuclear Agency to prove that the first chapter of the Bible, Genesis, by demonstrating the creation of the world by antimatter. This paragraph is left unsaid, leaving people confused as to why the papal chamberlain loved the pope so much but wanted to kill him. If only to understand his desire for power is obviously too underestimated the book and the film’s connotations, the understanding of “Angels and Demons” is less profound.

The world is full of contradictory sides, and it is impossible to comment on right and wrong after watching it. What a paradoxical thing.

In the end, the papal aide was actually the son of the Pope and the woman the Pope loved by artificial insemination, which was an important plot of the combination of science and religion, and would not be complete without it.

Science is too young to have recognized religion as its friend.

Religion is too old and has not yet recognized science as its friend.

I don’t know if I can say that, but look at Galileo, Newton and others in the struggle between religion and science, perhaps it will be understood that the film is a commercial film, in addition to some thought-provoking place.

Another cut is that after Langdon gets on the plane, he jumps 10,000 meters without a parachute. This scene is so ridiculous that it’s would be better deleted. Tom’s action scenes were not particularly good, seeing him track down the murderer is to give a few helpless side face, changed to him and Victoria looking up at the sky to spill a few tears, seems to add a sentimental factor to the movie. Unfortunately, the final ending did not save the classic Hollywood blockbuster kiss scene.

Of course, the wheelchair freak did not appear is also a small regret.

Of course, the film can be in a limited time to tell the story properly, faithful to the original and not bound to the original, it can be seen that the screenwriter’s skills are good.

I like the passage about Mary, John and Luke at the end of the movie, people who have read the Bible should understand the profound meaning behind this passage.

After listening to this line, the more I feel that the bishop in charge of the election is really had the temperament to be a Pope., well, this is also considered one of the weaknesses of the film version.

All in all, as a commercial film, the film is good enough. There is no merit, but the regular male and female protagonists, shining supporting actors (see his Oscar for best supporting actor), gorgeous Roman scenery, including enough to mess with the real Vatican set, the plot of the heartstrings. And after watching, when you think about it, there are so many things left.


The Thirteenth Floor (1999) – Movie Plot & Review

You are in your thirties, a doctor of science. You have a dull personality, boring life, but fortunately, with the advanced technology of the future of society, you can have cosmetic surgery, so you have a good look. You have the excellent working ability, but you have been working a lot so that you do not have the opportunity to meet many men. However, the research institute is the least short of monitors and men, and finally, you picked a colleague David and married him.

You feel that your marriage is not happy at all. Your husband is dull, uninterested and introverted, staring at the screen all day long watching some bloody and disgusting old horror movies. He is extremely dissatisfied with his father-in-law living in the same house with you, despising the old man from the countryside who only knows how to walk his dog and catch fish. The mortgage of the coastal house is almost borne by you, while all of David’s income is spent on computer hardware and old horror movie collection; you expect to marry a man who can build a home together, but you have to face a big, empty, cold room every day.

You want to change your life, but you don’t know where to start; you want to end the marriage, but you don’t have the courage to find the right man again; you want to escape by some means, but the problem is, that’s not the attitude of a good woman in science to face the problem.

There is a turning point when you see the latest edition of EA’s The Sims 2025, a brainwave experience that promises to give players 99 percent of the brainwave experience, it overlaps in some areas with your research topic, and more importantly, you have the technology to fill the other 1 percent.

You did not have to make much effort to convince David to buy a set of copy, setting the server in the houses, with the background for the 1999 Los Angeles. You establish their own role in the game, and then each began their own simulation of life.

You do have a plan in mind. By connecting the server to the lab’s latest AI emulator, the game NPC has gone beyond the limits of the program to the extent that it resembles a real person. This game is no longer a simulated life, but a real-life that exists in the electronic world. You have modified the brainwave experience program so that the player’s mind can descend to any NPC, which is no longer a brainwave experience, but a 100% soul transfer.

Unsurprisingly, David’s interest in the game quickly transferred from the self-built character to the AI-evolved NPC. He was busy with his daily obsession to experience various different lives, or through the power of God to change the fate of the NPC, and never paid any attention to his replacement, Douglas Hall.

By setting a 300:1 elapsed time between the game and reality, you will have enough time to change Douglas’s fate. His AI logic is based on David’s brainwave scans, which means he will inherit David’s surface consciousness – the part of David that attracted you before marriage; he will fight to start a business with Hannon Fuller, a character created based on your father’s brainwaves, which means they will build an unbreakable friendship between men. He is mainly responsible for external publicity and reception in the company, which means he will be an outgoing person with a funny sense of humor; he often experiences career trials, which means he will be a very decisive man; he is on the road all the time, which means he does not take money too seriously. In short, everything you expect from a perfect husband is reflected in this Douglas.

In order to verify your ultimate expectation, Douglas and Hannon’s business in the game is also to develop a virtual world with the same ultra-high degree of realism, through their experimental test data, you are convinced that your thinking is correct – come once in the secondary world consciousness of death, then supplement falls within the body of original consciousness will give back to the upper body of the world. In other words, soul migration is possible.

What happens next couldn’t be simpler: you descend into your character’s body, finding Douglas, sleeping with him, and of course, David, who has GM access, will soon know. The next time David will choose to descend on Douglas to catch him in bed, and then your GM Killer access NPC will appear in time to shoot him in the head. David’s consciousness is suspended, Douglas’s consciousness is recycled by the program, so the soul in David’s body becomes Douglas, and no one can find this out.

Your plan is unbelievably successful, just one week – that is, six years in the game, to completely transform David into a perfect husband. He is cheerful and deeply affectionate, believes he fell in love with you, at first sight, appreciates you bringing him into the real world, and gets along well with your father.

What else is there to regret? Technology makes everything is possible. As a good scientist who mastered technology, you will always be a winner in life. By the way, maybe it’s time to write something online summarizing the experience so that ladies know how to give their husbands a perfectly fitting soul under legal premises.

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