Vatican paper: ‘Demons’ film is harmless
L’Osservatore Romano, the official Vatican newspaper, has described the controversial Catholic-themed film
Angels & Demons as
Set largely at the Vatican,
Demons is the follow-up to director Ron Howard’s international blockbuster
The Da Vinci Code. Both
Code are big-screen adaptations of Dan Brown thrillers and star Hollywood actor Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon, a mystery-solving Harvard University symbologist.
Some Catholic leaders have spoken out against the books and films, claiming they are inaccurate and portray the Roman Catholic Church in a negative light.
But after watching
Demons at its premiere in Rome Monday night, the critic for the Vatican newspaper likened it to
a videogame that first of all sparks curiosity and is also, maybe, a bit of fun, the BBC said.
The review that ran in Wednesday’s edition of the newspaper also called the soon-to-be-released movie
harmless entertainment. It added that the film featured
splendid visuals, but also contained historical inaccuracies and
stereotyped characters, the BBC said.