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Inferno movie review 

inferno movie review

  • Hey everybody, Vaibhav Jaiswal here and this is my movie review of Inferno. Directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Irrfan Khan Oh Good, I know we were all dying for another DaVinci Code sequel to be made right? I mean, the book exists so they have to make the movie. This time around, Robert Langdon, played again by the great Tom Hanks, wakes up with amnesia and must follow a set of clues to save the world from a horrible plague set to kill off the majority of humanity… and all of it revolves around symbolism from Dante’s Inferno. Ok, it sounds like an interesting premise… but this was a pretty dull film. So, Ron Howard has officially turned his mythical investigative trilogy into a Bourne Identity rip off. 
  • Seriously, I’ve not been a huge fan of the DaVinci code series, but always enjoyed the investigation into symbolism and codes and found the original film, and even Angels and Demons, to be entertaining for the Sherlock Holmes type style… You can place whatever myth into the story, whether a 2,000-year-old Jewish myth about a zombie or whatever… But, when you take out all of the investigations and turn Langdon into a mumbling observer who is suffering from amnesia and can't remember anything, you risk losing the very thing that was good about the first stories. And for me, that was really what ruined the film. Langdon was really an intriguing character when he was smart and uncovering all the secrets and decoding all the riddles, but take out that aspect of the film and you no longer have a National Treasure or even Indiana Jones type feel, you basically just have another Jason Bourne film. Everything that made the first two films interesting was missing from this third film, leaving it to be little more than an action movie. 
  • Ron Howard’s directing also left me a bit disappointed, as the film is a bunch of shaky jump-cutting action movie crap that seems to be so popular. The editing was quite choppy and you never really were immersed in the locations or felt awe or amazement like the DaVinci code. You were basically just watching a bewildered Tom Hanks be dragged through the streets by his nurse while people are trying to kill them. And the editing and style of film making was just irritating and really took away from the story rather than add any intensity or style. In addition to the choppy jump-cutting mania that was the editing of the film, you also had Langdon suffering from consistent flashbacks and memories, which were also slashed and shuffled together in edits that make you feel like you’re on ayahuasca or maybe haven’t slept for 4 days.
  •  The frantic editing, screaming and supposedly mad dreams and flashbacks that seem to be had by any movie character in recent films becomes more annoying that it does insightful or informative. The acting was fine, and Tom Hanks was amazing and believable like he is in every film he acts in. Really, I don’t think the guy can do wrong; he really is one of the best actors in the business. However, his character was not interesting to watch at all in this film and watching him solve riddles and run around uncovering secrets was the best thing going for the series and all of that is lost in this movie. Felicity Jones was believable and did well alongside Hanks, but I think my favorite character was likely that of Irrfan Khan, who wasn’t in the film enough for me. Overall, the film was as forgettable as Langdon’s memory. Unlike the previous films, the audience isn’t really in the same mindset as Langdon. 
  • Rather than learning things with his character, you really just don’t know what is going on and you’re never really given the chance to care about what you’re supposed to be figuring out. I like the idea of learning what is happening with the character in the film, but the movie never really lets you know enough to care or gives any reason why you should care to uncover anything. So, all in all, if you are a huge Dan Brown fan or are just wanting to see more of the character Langdon… in any form or state of mind, then Inferno may be a good film for you. If you really only like the DaVinci Code or Angels and Demons because of the slick ways they controlled information and decoded secrets and such, you’ll likely be pretty disappointed with this film. If you’ve bought the first two films, maybe get a copy of this to finish out the trilogy, but that’s about the only reason I would add this to a home movie collection. Otherwise, wait for this one to show up on cable, Netflix or maybe a Red Box near you. Thank you for reading, please comment below with your thoughts, and don’t forget to comment below, tell your friends and help spread the MADNESS! 
  • Tom Hanks as Professor Robert Langdon, a professor of symbology at Harvard University
  • Felicity Jones as Dr. Sienna Brooks, a doctor who helps Langdon escape
  • Omar Sy as Christoph Bouchard, head of the SRS team 
  • Ben Foster as Bertrand Zobrist, 
  • Sidse Babett Knudsen as Elizabeth Sinskey
  • Irrfan Khan as Harry "The Provost" Sims
  • Paul Ritter as CRC Tech Arbogast
  • Ana Ularu as Vayentha


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