Everyone loves Tom Hanks, and Inferno made me love him even more. This thrilling mystery movie redefines your previous thoughts about the novel, Dante’s Inferno. This film makes you sit on the edge of your seat, as it’s filled with plot twists and new information around every corner. Directed by Ron Howard, the electrifying plot will not be forgotten long after viewers leave the theater. Inferno is actually based off a novel written by Dan Brown, and is the fourth book in a series. Fans of the series may remember that Tom Hanks played the same character in the first two films of the series, Angels and Demons and The Davinci Code. Inferno has caused the same excitement as its predecessors, and viewers will not be disappointed by the latest installment of this series.
The story begins with Robert Langdon, played by Hanks, awaking in a Florence hospital, not able to remember how or when he got there. His doctor, Sienna Brooks, played by Felicity Jones, becomes his partner throughout the movie helping him escape many times from certain death. The two promptly learn that Bertrand Zobrist left them a map of Hell, similar to that included in the novel Dante’s Inferno. Langdon soon realizes that Zobrist, being obsessed with the novel, left him clues that lead to a mega virus. If the virus were to be released, half of the population would die, thus “saving” the world from overpopulation. Langdon and Brooks must race against the clock to stop the virus from being released and save civilization.
Although the movie is mostly suspenseful, Gibson includes funny moments in the dialogue from time to time, relieving some of the tension and stress felt by the audience. Otherwise, this film is action packed and filled with puzzles that Langdon must solve in order to stop the virus.
(Side note: Check out this cute journal inspired by the movie.)
The scenery is something in this film that simply cannot be overlooked. Beautiful cities such as Venice and Florence are the settings for the majority of the movie. The gorgeous Italian streets and buildings were an added bonus to this already fantastic plot. Not to mention that the characters venture briefly into Istanbul to continue solving the puzzle. Some other notable locations seen throughout the film include The Boboli Gardens and the Pallazzo Vecchio, where Langdon is able to find some of the other clues.
Overall, I’d say this movie was very entertaining to watch and always kept me guessing as to what would happen next. Don’t miss any of the action, and go see Inferno, in theaters on October 28th!
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