posted on May, 25 2009 @ 02:37 PM
To be honest, I feel that the film was dumbed down. The central themes of the book were how much a scientific community - in this case CERN - which
most of us here at ATS are more than familiar with - is infiltrated by a secret society, in this case the illuminati. Dan Brown played an excellent
card by linking CERN to the initial aims of the illuminati - but the film chooses to ignore this angle to a point.
Furthermore, why did the producers find it neccessary to remove so many of the subplots such as the whole 'pope with a kid' angle. That again, made
the Camerlengo character more rounded than that presented in the film. Or, for that matter - the kidnapping of Vittoria or the importance of her
'father' in the plot...
And why, oh why, did the final cardinal have to survive? I loved the bleak aspect of the book in the way that all of the preferiti died despite
Langdon's valient efforts. Why try to appease the catholic church?
One or two other things bugged me. What was with the role reversal within the Swiss Guard characters? Made no sense, again.
Why make Vittoria such a weak character when she is so strong in the book? I thought representation of women on film was becoming more
positive...shame on you, Ron Howard.
Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it, but it could have been so, so much more...
The book is so much deeper and works on so many more levels. I urge anyone who hasn't read the book before seeing the film to do so. You will be
astounded at the difference.
[edit on 26-5-2009 by machinegun_go_go]