Inferno Movie Review

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Recommended Audience: Fans of Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Irrfan Khan, Omar Sy, Ben Foster, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Dan Brown, Ron Howard and thriller movie fans

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Inferno Movie Synopsis

Inferno, which finds the famous symbologist (Tom Hanks) on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Inferno Movie StillTogether, they race across Europe and against the clock to stop a madman from unleashing a global virus that would wipe out half of the world’s population.

Inferno Movie Viewer Rating: 3.5/5 ***

Inferno Movie Review:

I was contemplating for some time whether to catch this film as I have yet to read the books nor watched the previous 2 films of Professor Langdon’s adventures – The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons. Now that I’ve gotten down to typing out the review, appalled by the online bashing reviews of the film, I was glad I did it without catching the previous films.
Tom-Hanks-Inferno-2016So here I am, a fresh audience of Professor Langdon (but not Tom Hanks given that I’ve just reviewed Sully) and I was brought instantly into the hellish world of damnation, or should I say Inferno. Despite not knowing any backstory of Robert Langdon, it was easy to enter his world and be equally intrigued and be as confused… since he suffered from amnesia, right from the start.

1234527 - INFERNOWell, forget about trying to figure out the puzzles together with him, because I don’t think the clues were shown (that is if they were legit). But it was still possible (for me at least) to second-guess what the professor might do or what might happen to him, be surprised (or shocked) by the plot twists. It is definitely more fun than trying to spot the differences between the book and film.

Dr. Sienna (Felicity Jones) whom I thought was the typical damsel, trying to give a helping hand despite being weak, gave me a huge surprise with her performance. That alone, deserves a thumbs-up.

inferno Irrfan KhanWhile I agree that there were several over-the-top plot holes (think cutting off phone signals within a tourist spot OR using passageways in tourist attractions that no one knows but the characters), it was still pretty engaging if you don’t try to look into the puzzles too hard. And oh ya, Bollywood star Irrfan Khan’s small but significant role did bring some laughs to the otherwise-too-intense film.

I guess, that’s why they say, sometimes, ignorance is bliss. Amnesia too~

Do You Know?

The-cover-of-Inferno-and-the-actor-Tom-Hanks‘Inferno’ is the third film but fourth book of the Robert Langdon’s saga. The third book is ‘The Lost Symbol’, written by Dan Brown. During location filming, its production codename was “Headache”, a reference to a concussion suffered by Robert Langdon early in the story.

1234527 - INFERNOSecond collaboration between Sidse Babett Knudsen and Tom Hanks to be released in 2016. The first was A Hologram for the King (2016)

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Inferno Movie is out in cinemas on 13 October 2016.

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12 thoughts on “Inferno Movie Review”

  1. I did some research on the Historical data of the movie.Let’s start with the growth of population in History which is the main conspiracy in the movie.Acording to wikipedia the global population has grown from 1 billion in 1800 to 7 billion in 2012 so in 212 years multiplied 7 times !!! I have also done research about (Dante’s Inferno) by Dante Alighier, secrets of Giorgio Vasari’s paintings in particular (Cerca trova) from The Battle of Scannagallo in the Palazzo Vecchio of Florence in translation (“Search Find”) In the movie Langdon also talk about Enrico Dandolo (anglicised as Henry Dandolo and Latinized as Henricus Dandulus) and Black Plague also know as Bubonic plague or Black Death,in total, the plague may have reduced the world population from an estimated 450 million down to 350–375 million in the 14th century.In my opinion everything from the movie is plausible you can read all my research on my blog.

  2. Tom Hanks and Irrfan Khan both are great actors. Their names generate enough curiosity to watch Inferno. I think I am going to watch it soon.

  3. So this movie is a book inspired one? Wow, I wouldn’t know about it not until I visited your blog post about it. Anyhow, I find the movie intriguing indeed. I am sure the twist of the movie will make this a must watch.

  4. I’m a Tom Hanks fan so yeah! I’m gonna watch this. I’ve not read Inferno. So yeah, I might buy the book if I like the movie myself. Thanks for the review, I somehow have an idea what I am going to watch and what I would expect. 🙂

  5. I loved Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons. They’re two movies among the many that leads you to inquire about certain facts in reality and question the conspiracies and mysteries presented in the movies.

    As I do know that most fiction books were written to hide secret knowledge and then the movies to “test the waters” for these knowledge to take the form of real life arguments. They were the movies that piques your interest on some topics that it is up to you to decide if they’re to believe in. I owe it to these movies the opening of my mind.

    Thank you for sharing. I didn’t know there was another Robert Langdon adventure to watch so thanks to you!

  6. I did not see that you also posted your review of this film when I posted my own review. I discussed the differences between book and film in my review, which you may find interesting. I have read all the Dan Brown books.

  7. I love Dan Brown! I have all his books except Inferno! And I’ve watched all his movies so I know Robert Langdon. I plan to buy the book first before I watch the movie. So excited!

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