When a madman sets about to unleash a plague, only one man can stop it. I’m giving Inferno a B.
In this third installment of the books by Dan Brown, Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) wakes up in a hospital with a head wound and amnesia, he enlists the help of his doctor, Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), to recover his memories and stop someone from trying to kill him. Along the way, they find out that a crazy billionaire has unleashed a plague which will wipe out half of the world’s population.
Nothing is as it seems in Inferno. Dr. Langdon can’t trust his own memories or his friends. Everyone is suspect, even the woman he used to be in love with. From the clues embedded in the puzzle, to finding the plague, the World Health Organization is also out to stop the release of the deadly virus but are they also out to stop Dr. Langdon? As they all race toward reaching the plague, others are setting about to make sure the plague happens, any way possible.
You have to turn your brain off when you leave the theater to really enjoy this movie. While sitting there involved in the movie, you are so caught up that you miss the errors but it’s after when you are thinking about the movie, that you realize the mistakes. Mistake #1- The plague is a liquid in a bag, waiting to be unleashed. However, they spend a lot of time talking about how it’s spread through the air. How does that happen? No one really says. Mistake #2- The movie also changed the book ending. The virus in the book was only going to make people sterile while in the movie, it would kill them. Mistake #3- During the ending scenes where they are trying to stop the plague, the rest of the people in the area don’t appear to be concerned about the hazmat suits or armed gunmen milling about through the concert. If it was me, I’d be hightailing it out of there. And there’s more…
If you are big fan of the series, then I recommend you see it at the cheap show, but for those who are looking for a great Tom Hanks’ movie… see Sully or if you want a movie that keeps you guessing… go see the Accountant.
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