Just as he blended fact and fiction in his earlier, controversial book-to-film, The Da Vinci Code, so does novelist Dan Brown concoct a sometimes confusing plot for Angels and Demons, the past weekend’s No. 1 movie.
This time, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) is in Rome to prevent the Vatican from being destroyed by an “antimatter” bomb and rescue four kidnapped Cardinals from the evil clutches of an ancient, underground society known as the Illuminati. The Illumi-whaaaa, you ask? Ex-actly.