Angels and Demons
(USA, 2009, 132 minutes)
Symbolism expert Robert Langdon is brought in by the Vatican when four cardinals are kidnapped and the Vatican is threatened with an explosive device by a supposedly long-dead secret society known as the Illuminati. Further adventures of the academic hero of The Da Vinci Code in another efficient but forgettable all-star potboiler.
Columbia Pictures and Imagine Entertainment present a John Calley/Brian Grazer production. Starring Tom Hanks; Ewan McGregor, Ayelet Zurer, Stellån Skarsgard, Pierfrancesco Favino, Nikolaj Lie Kaas; and Armin Mueller-Stahl. Directed by Ron Howard; produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, John Calley; screenplay by David Koepp, Akiva Goldsman, based on the novel by Dan Brown, Angels and Demons; music by Hans Zimmer; director of photography (DeLuxe, widescreen), Salvatore Totino; production designer, Allan Cameron; costume designer, Daniel Orlandi; film editors, Dan Hanley, Mike Hill; visual effects supervisor, Angus Bickerton.