I just saw Angels & Demons … first the movie hardly lives up to its name. There were no angels and demons, just an irate 30 something Irish priest who murders a sitting pope in a wild conspiracy to become pope himself (and move the church back to its zealous roots).
Get this one for amusing irony … it has Tom Hanks (a secular professor) saving the church from destruction (he uncovered the plot of the wayward priest, which moved the Cardinals to elect a proper pope). The movie sort of ends with the twist that religion can be compatible with science (I guess if they just leave science to scientists … I don’t know). The new pope names himself the first Pope Luke (because Luke was a physician).
Typical of these types of movies … they make for good books but not the greatest movies?