Lots of murder and mayhem going on in and around and under the Vatican. Of course, the real danger here is that people don't know enough about world history, science or Catholicism to recognize when they are being fed complete nonsense. Even Wikipedia has taken issue with the fact that Angels & Demons includes inaccuracies when it comes to the Italian language and to scientific theories. Yes, yes, it's fiction, fans will scream. But fiction that so closely resembles non-fiction in order to convince people that the world is not as it seems is something different altogether.
Here's a quote from John C. Wright over at Livejournal regarding the film, which is likely to be another blockbuster:
Golly. I thought ANGELS AND DEMONS by Dan Brown would turn out to be just an ordinary run-of-the-mill Catholic-bashing hate-fest. But, no, the whoppers told strain credulity. Do people actually know that little about history? It seems that they do.Click HERE to read his rundown of the inaccuracies that target the Catholic Church. (Hat tip to Happy Catholic for the lead on that one.) So study up because all those friends who are Dan Brown fans will soon be bombarding you with outrageous accusations and questions.
And, if you're still playing catch-up on all those inaccuracies that were in the DaVinci Code, click HERE to order Amy Welborn's de-coding DaVinci: The Facts Behind the Fiction (OSV).