Angels and Demons Gets Thumbs-Up

The BBC has a summary of the pre-release reviews for the film version of Angels and Demons, and things are looking up for Ron Howard. Screen International says the new film is a "far superior job" than that done in adapting DVC, Variety labeled it a "cleverly produced melodrama", and the Hollywood Reporter said that "Ron Howard and his crew have worked hard to make Professor Robert Langdon's return a thrilling, faster-paced walk in the park." The latter review also mentioned that the action was pretty much non-stop for 139 minutes. So it would seem A&D is a better film, despite clocking in at almost 2 and a half hour.