Updated: Fri, 23 Aug 2013 19:15:00 GMT | By Emma Jones
Magical movie MacGuffins

The Antimatter

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As seen in: Angels and Demons

Historians already had their fun pulling at the threads of The Da Vinci Code, but with the release of Angels and Demons, it was the turn of scientists to cause damage to the story's fabric. Here the mysterious MacGuffin abomination was The Antimatter, a by-product of a collision between science, religion and magic that hero Robert Langdon races to recover after it was stolen from the CERN facility in Switzerland. But as the Angels and Demons' antimatter explodes above the Vatican, science boffs were quick to criticize that, in reality, even if you took all the antimatter produced in the history of the world and annihilated it all at once, it would barely yield enough energy to boil a cup of tea. Isn't learning fun!?