Angels & Demons: Ron Howard keeps a neck-breaking pace in this film; the story calls for it, mostly because there isn’t much of one to begin with (exception being made to some moments that, for no good plot-related reason, things slow down). This is better defined as portraying a treasure hunt with very basic hints, and it isn’t at all thrilling or emotionally engaging. Dialogue suffers tremendously, since it’s there mostly as exposition. It’s a good looking cast, but not even Tom Hanks can do much when he is not really a character, just a vessel for said exposition. The only upside is that Rome is featured heavily; DoP Salvatore Totino treats the city better than the actors, as the camera moves incessantly and needlessly during dialogues, which is a major distraction.