Movie Review: Inferno

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Inferno reunites Ron Howard and Tom Hanks once again adapting a Dan Brown Novel, Inferno. The movie also stars Felicity Jones, Ben Foster, Irrfan Khan and Omar Sy.

Billionaire Bertrand Zobrist believes human life is near it’s extinction due to overpopulation. In return, he’s invented a plague, Inferno. In the meantime Robert Langdon, wakes up in Florence with a head trauma and for reasons unknown he’s being chased by a secret society who believes he’s got the key to Inferno.


The Good

It has been 7 years since the last Dan Brown adaptation, Angels & Demons, and even though negatively received it still made a ton of money. It was only a matter of time till the latest Dan Brown novel gets a movie adaptation. To Ron Howard’s credit the film looks great.

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We get to see Tom Hanks solve puzzles once again and it’s entertaining. As ridiculous as the puzzles are they are fascinating. One character that stole the movie is Irrfan Khan, who plays Harry Sims and it is an incredibly impressive character, it’s very James Bond like and Irrfan Khan is great in the role.


The Bad

Unfortunately apart from Irrfan Khan and the minor entertaining moments. The movie falls apart on it’s story telling, majority of the movie is dull and apart from Tom Hanks you’re never really invested in it’s characters.

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It tries to be an action movie through it’s pacing and cinematography but it didn’t resonate well in the screen and some parts does become boring.


Rating

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Overall Inferno had some great moments here and there but it never really took of. Majority of the characters are uninteresting and it feels as if everyone just did it for the paycheck. The trivia were interesting and the movie has some several intriguing twists in the end it’s still a dull movie. It is fun at times but it’s better off being watched at home rather than in the cinemas.

Good Bad 2.5/5
  • Irrfan Khan
  • Fun Trivia
  • Dull Storytelling
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