After Ron Howard's 2006 adaptation of the hysterically popular beach-read The Da Vinci Code
turned out to be disappointingly stuffy at best (especially for a book so tawdry and fun that it should have been a movie in the first place), you'd think he would have learned his lesson. Sadly, 2009's Angels & Demons
isn't executed with any more attention to excitement than its predecessor -- though it does include more cheap thrills in general, simply by virtue of the script (based on a Da Vinci Code
prequel) having more awesomely ridiculous plot points to draw on.
It's not strongly specified where the story's timeline exists relative to the f...