The premise that there's a Vatican Force seeking genuine artifacts isn't new, but is presented here in a bit of a different light. Kind of like the old TV show "Warehouse 13," in which various exotic and powerful items were found and then stored. We don't get to see any of the other relics, which was a disappointment. They only say there's 54 of them, and this team is seeking the 55th.
Not to blow it for you, but the search is decent. Moves around well. However, it's easy to determine the true villian WAY too eary in the film. Not much subtlety in how they painted the false villian, which ends up being the entire motivation for the team...to save the bad guy who wasn't the bad guy after all.
Then, there's the last 15 minutes or so. They either ran out of money or inspiration, not sure which. But, the final push to actually GET the Ring of Solomon and discover the diamond mine was, to put it bluntly, VERY disappointing. Then, it's all wrapped up with no clarity at all and we barely even get a glimpse of the whole objective of the movie...the diamonds of Solomon!
It's not a BAD movie, but it's not a GOOD movie, either. It's what I call "a strange little movie." It had potential. The acting was well done, especially the flaky brother, Luca. But, they squandered the first 95% of the movie by shortchanging us, the audience, in the last 5%.
Movies that just END, with no definitive closure for the dangling plot lines REALLY tick me off! This movie does that. A "3" says you "like it," well, it's really only a "2.5." I liked most of it, but at the end, it became apparent that I'd pretty much wasted an hour and a half of my precious time. They REALLY could have done a decent job, simply by adding maybe ten more minutes, some wrapping up of a few of the character lines and it would have been really nice if the male and female leads would have at LEAST kissed!
It would have been OK. He might work for the Vatican, but he's not really a priest.