This week I review INFERNO. This is the third movie starring Tom Hanks as professor Robert Langdon, the character from the Dan Brown book series which includes THE DA VINCI CODE and ANGELS AND DEMONS. There’s always a female sidekick and this time it’s Sienna, played by Felicity Jones who is probably best known for her Oscar-nominated role in THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING. This time around, Robert Langdon is working to find the hiding place for a biological agent that will kill half of the world’s population.
On a basic level the movie was fine: the plot was clear and it was complex enough to be interesting without getting bogged down in too many details. The music and acting were fine and the special effects were really good. The biggest problem is that it’s the same movie as THE DA VINCI CODE and ANGELS AND DEMONS. The book series is suffering from the same thing that the movie is and that’s that there are only so many ways to change up this theme of “professor decodes things on the run”. In other franchises where you’re pretty much watching the same thing again and again, you get more complicated stunts or bigger explosions or intricate fight sequences.
For more about the movie, including the email address where you can email Robert Langdon directly (and get a reply) take a look at the video below:
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