The Dan Brown character Robert Langdon “wakes up” in an Italian hospital from an apparent coma from a grazing gunshot to the head which leaves him with amnesia.
He’s not the only one that wakes up.
Tom Hanks once again plays Professor Langdon; the guy with the special touch in making monumental leaps from seemingly meaningless clues. Hanks appeared in “Angels and Demons” in 2009 and “The Da Vinci Code” in 2006. Wow, this series of movies has haunted the screens for ten years. Just shows that if you throw some big money and big stars at an extremely weak screenplay, anything can happen. And this time a dreadful movie happened.
Director Ron “Opie” Howard and Hanks have done this dance three times and it hasn’t gotten any better. I’m barely qualified to rip all three movies. I’ve not sat through the other two films completely. I was determined to make it all the way through “Inferno” but it took all of my strength. When I woke up, the end credits were rolling. I gathered up my belongings and walked out with the other Social Security recipients. No one was talking, so I’m not sure of their takes. However, at one point, I’m pretty sure I heard snoring.
I don’t hold it against Opie and Tommy Tom; they’re extremely rich and famous and this sorry-excuse-for-a movie will barely be a blip on their filmography. But I suggest that they not go on the talk-show circuit and try to sell it and act like they’re proud of this piece of silliness. We all need to make a buck.
Felicity Jones as ER physician Sienna Brooks turned world travel and partner of secret clues with the wacky Professor Landon was cute as a button and a bright spot in this so-called movie. Jones was nominated for Best Actress for her spectacular portrayal of Jane Hawking in “The Theory of Everything” (2014) so we know she can act. She grabbed her paycheck and checked out soon after it was a wrap. I hope.
These “Inferno” characters were running around the world trying to save mankind from a madman who wanted to unleash a virus to cut the population in half. Little Danny Brown came up with that plot and I can see Opie and Hanks buying in on the project; just one more time. But, Boys, you have got to stop it.
Rock ‘n Roll.
Grade 69S. Larry H. Published Review #1000 – see www.larryhmoviereviews.com