Vatican calls Angels and Demons 'harmless'
In its official newspaper, the Vatican broke its silence over the new Tom Hanks film, which is set to open in the UK on May 14th, after famously refusing to comment on the first film adaptation from novelist Dan Brown.
On Wednesday, the paper called Ron Howard's follow-up "a videogame that first of all sparks curiosity and is also, maybe, a bit of fun".
However it also called Angles and Demons a "gigantic and smart commercial operation" filled with stereotypical characters and historical inaccuracies.
It concluded that the film was no threat to the church, but also alluded to suggestions that the church should make an effort to change the way it is portrayed in the media.
Angels and Demons stars Ewan McGregor, Ayelet Zurer and Stellan Skarsgard, with Hanks returning to reprise his role as Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon.
This time Langdon is working hard to solve a murder mystery and prevent a planned terrorist attack against the Vatican.