Movie Review: “Inferno”

Inferno movie poster

Inferno

OVERALL: Alright. No where near as good as the past two Dan Brown movies made by this crew.

POINTS: Tom Hanks. He’s just always good. And Ron Howard is always a good director. However the screenplay was written by Dan Brown and not Akiva Goldsman and that might have been the real problem with the movie. Sorry Dan, but you’re not a screen writer. 

PITFALLS: I think a huge problem this movie had was the subject – See SPOILERS below. Plus I don’t think that we want to see Langdon as part of the mystery. We want to see him solve it. He was vulnerable in this movie as he was not in the past two – The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons – and I think that lessened my enjoyment.

FEMALE CHARACTER(S): Although Felicity Jones is our main heroine, the character I liked the most was Elizabeth Sinskey played by Sidse Babett Knudsen. I liked that Langdon has a still burning flame. 🙂 I also liked that he wanted to help the woman museum guard. Cool. 

CULTURAL PITFALL(S): No. This movie was quite diverse and I liked that.

HIGH POINT(S): The diverse cast was my favorite part.

BECHDEL TEST (Website): 1 of 3. More women in this movie playing more roles than previously seen in a Dan Brown flick. I liked it!

RACIAL BECHDEL TEST (Website): 3 of 3. I remember thinking WOW when it happened!!

IMDB: Inferno (2016)

OFFICIAL MOVIE WEBSITE:  Inferno – Official Movie Site

DVD/BLU-RAY WORTHY: Yes

LION PAW PRINTS: 3 of 5

INFERNO – Official Trailer (HD)

 

 

SPOILERS!!!!!

Ok, the big issue in Inferno is a disease that if released with destroy a huge part of the world population. (Mind you I have no idea how a disease several hundred years old is going to do that or even that a Renaissance organization could maintain it but, ok, I digress.) The moral issue of this movie is overpopulation. Now look I agree, we have too many people on the planet. However releasing a disease that will kill half the world’s population is just a bit much. The solution to overpopulation has been found and that is increase the economic and  social status of women, have fewer or no children. So that bothered me about the movie. My guess is it really annoyed others. IMHO.

END SPOILERS!!

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