LEIGH PAATSCH OUT OF THE BOX
ANGELS & DEMONS, Channel 9, 8.30pm
THIS Da Vinci Code sequel is flat-out silly, a highly strung hunk of ham that plays games and pulls faces like one of those goofy Nic Cage National Treasure flicks. On the eve of a papal election, maverick symbologist Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) has one night to solve a case involving four kidnapped cardinals, or Vatican City will be blown to high heaven. Despite its eyepopping locations and tensionriddled race against time, it is surprising how downright dull Angels & Demons turns out to be. The ridiculous, overexplanatory dialogue sounds like people reading aloud from Wikipedia.