I had had no desire to see "The Da Vinci Code", but the trailer for "Angels & Demons" really caught my attention, so even though I've never read any of the books or had any interest otherwise, we decided to see this movie.
And I really enjoyed it. I was pretty tired going into the movie, and I knew that it was almost 2 1/2 hours long, so I was concerned that I'd have trouble staying awake, but I had no such problem. The time went by without me really noticing, and I was completely rivetted on what was going on screen. It was mostly a mystery with Tom Hanks' character having to figure out clues based on his knowledge of the Catholic Church and the Illuminati. It was all very interesting to me, especially the stuff about electing a new Pope and the Vatican archives, and it made me really want to know how much of all that was really true.
Tom Hanks did a terrific job, as did Ewan McGregor and Stellan Skarsgard, just to name the people I knew, but it was really a terrific ensemble effort.