You never know which circle of hell you're gonna get when you show up at the Beverly Public Library book discussion group. We read some fine books. We have a good time. Because we operate democratically, things like Dan Brown are occasionally going to happen to us. Unable to bring myself to read the damned thing--The Da Vinci Code for the same group a few years ago was plenty--I watched the movie instead. It's bad.
Howard returns to the Dan Brown series of Robert Langdon novels with this adaptation of 'Inferno' and delivers a total dud. For a potential end of humanity tale the film's lack of tension or danger nears self parody. Hanks simply looks bored on this occasion and Felicity Jones is just so miscast. The plotting is pretty silly and the Dantesque moments misguided at best. Skip it.
Its issues are glaring and familiar. The sanitized, uninteresting ending is a major sin, too. But, there are some neat gimmicks here. The manic, uncomfortable editing is superb in the first act, building a sense of dread and paranoia later revelations can't quite capitalize on. The overpopulation issue is also foregrounded with omnipresent, menacing shots of sprawling, flooding crowds. Irrfan Khan is a total badass.
Jones should play the bad gurl more often, am I right?
And let's face it Robert Langdon, with his Mickey Mouse watch and boring blazer, is the most "bad-ass" "action" "hero" that Hanks will ever be able to play in his career.
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Worse than i ever imagined,Inferno was dumb as fuck for most of the time.Maybe in a few moments things felt a lil'bit more ok but definitely not enough to save this wreck.
The awkward vision of the director didn't help at all and that's for sure.The plot is such a mess.Hanks is unconvincin and looks tired all the time.The rest of the actors are lame and most of them misscasted,F.Jones beein the main example here.4/10
INFERNO - in my opinion - is the weakest movie in the franchise. It isn't as interesting as ANGELS & DEMONS or THE DA VINCI CODE. When I was watching this movie, I wasn't thrilled at all. The mysteries less intriguing. We just see Robert Langdon running around, theorizing about something, and then running again, and again. INFERNO is still an enjoyable movie. Felicity Jones' beautiful face saved this movie...