Tom Hanks is back as Prof. Robert Langdon embroiled in a mystery that can bring the end of humanity in the new thriller “Inferno”.
Ron Howard returns with his star Tom Hanks for the third installment of the Dan Brown Book series ”Inferno”, that follows Prof. Robert Langdon as he solves mysteries before a plague is released on the world killing 75% of the world population. Inferno co-stars Felicity Jones, Irrfan Khan, Sidse Babett Knudsen and Ben Foster in the race against time on the streets of Venice Italy.
Bertrand Zoberist (Foster) a environmental radicalist that speaks on humanity’s genocide from overpopulation. To make an impact on the world, Zoberist planned to release a bio-weapon on the world killing ¾ of the people on the planet. Before he can be arrested Zoberist leaped to his death. Bertrand left clues to the location of the bomb, if they can be deciphered.
Professor Robert Langdon (Hanks) wakes in an Italian hospital days after being on campus at his college and no clue why or how he got there. Dr Sienna Brooks (Jones) taking care of Langdon and explained that he was grazed by a bullet on his head and has amnesia. As Langdon starts to put the pieces back together an Italian police woman stormed the hospital and began shooting at Langdon. Dr. Brooks takes Langdon to her apartment where they could get the professor some clothes and Langdon could figure out the first clue to find Inferno. Langdon finds a tube in his clothes and finds a micro projector hidden inside. The secret is a picture of Dante’s Inferno and levels of Hell. Only in this picture there are letters added to the portrait and when Langdon is able to decipher the letters it takes him to Istanbul and a museum that has Dante’s mask.
We should say it had Dante’s mask and when the museum curator looks at the video and discovers Langdon and his associate stealing the mask! Langdon still feeling the effects of amnesia doesn’t know why he stole the mask but promised to return it. Langdon and Dr Brooks in tow now follow the clues to Venice Italy ahead of the World Health agency, the police and Harry Sims (Khan) who is trying to kill Langdon.
Inferno is a very good film and if you were a fan of the previous two Brown films (Da Vinci Code, Angles and Demons) you will love Inferno. Fans of the novel will have a different opinion. Hollywood took A LOT of creative licensing with Inferno and it is loosely compared to the movie. But in the end there are multiple twists in the story and Hanks doesn’t know who to trust from the World Health Agency (Omar Sy, Sidse Babett Knudsen) as time closes in and the inferno virus is set to release.
I am Karl the Flick Fanatic putting the clues together to solve the puzzle that is inferno, go check out this thrilling mystery at a bargain matinee this weekend, and leave the novel on the shelf!
Running Time: 115 mins