(SPOILER WARNING!!! This article does contain spoilers, if you haven’t seen the movie, just see the first paragraph to be informed without spoilers!!!)
Inferno was not only the most confusing story of this trilogy; it is the same old story and brought nothing new to the table!!!
Rating: 2.5 Stars
I remember when the first movie of the Robert Langdon trilogy came out. It was from the controversial book, The Da Vinci Code. For me, I was intrigued to see what the fuss is all about. The mystery of this film was the best part for me to watch. Using symbolism and history to stop a world threat. There was controversy with the ideals of Christianity, but I didn’t let that affect my beliefs. The only thing I had an issue with is that the movie is that it spends too much time explaining things which can get really boring. The second film was a lot better and they are both cleverly written mysteries. They made a third film and given that there is a lot of time between both movies, I thought they would have another good story to tell. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case.
What I Like: You get what you expected with this kind of movie; a good mystery film that uses religious symbolism and European history. It is always something that I appreciated in watching these films, and this one is no different. Tom Hanks and director Ron Howard did their best to make it watchable and fun to watch. Unfortunately, it is also its curse.
The So So: You don’t get anything new. It is the same puzzle to solve to save the world, in this case stopping a biomedical threat, chasing for clues in famous European landmarks, and being chased by bad people. I’m almost at a point where I think the National Treasure movies are better story wise, well almost. It is still watchable with some thrills, just not as much as I wanted.
What I Didn’t Like: This was definitely the most confusing story in the trilogy. They try to make it different by giving Robert Langdon, played by Tom Hanks, amnesia and then try to figure out what happened to him and stop the threat. They also put in a lot of twists to keep it engaging, but in the end, it just made it confusing to follow. For a mystery film that is not a good thing, and I almost lost interest. The ending made up for it, but I was at a point where I didn’t really care.
Overall: If you’re a fan of the trilogy, you will like it at the very least. However, it doesn’t bring anything new to the table. Instead, it has digressed from the original two films. Honestly, 10 years from now, I would think of Tom Hanks in better movies roles than Robert Langdon!!!
Rating: 2.5 Stars
(Sidnote: A Perfect Day- A film about the war in Yugoslavia. What I really enjoyed is how it is a comedy and a drama that flowed very well. I was laughing and emotionally engaged in the after effects of a war. Tim Robbins was hilarious, and Benicio Del Toro worked well with him. The story is basic, and in the end, it got too simple and lost its luster. Enjoyable nonetheless!!!
Rating 3 Stars)