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Inferno (2016)

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When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks, and together they must race across Europe against the clock to foil a deadly global plot.

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Ron Howard

Writers:

Dan Brown (based in part on the novel by), David Koepp (screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hanks ... Robert Langdon
Felicity Jones ... Sienna Brooks
Omar Sy ... Christoph Bouchard
Irrfan Khan ... Harry Sims
Sidse Babett Knudsen ... Elizabeth Sinskey
Ben Foster ... Bertrand Zobrist
Ana Ularu ... Vayentha
Ida Darvish ... Marta Alvarez
Paolo Antonio Simioni Paolo Antonio Simioni ... Dr. Marconi
Alessandro Grimaldi Alessandro Grimaldi ... Florence Hospital Taxi Driver
Fausto Maria Sciarappa ... Parker
Robin Mugnaini Robin Mugnaini ... Apartment Carabinieri Captain
Paul Ritter ... CRC Tech Arbogast
Vincenzo Tanassi ... Boboli Gardens Policeman
Alessandro Fabrizi ... Gallery Guard
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Storyline

Famous symbologist on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks, a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to stop a madman from unleashing a global virus that would wipe out half of the world's population. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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amnesia | church | museum | police | virus | See All (284) »

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The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons were just the beginning See more »


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Rated PG-13 for sequences of action and violence, disturbing images, some language, thematic elements and brief sensuality | See all certifications »

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English | French | Italian | Turkish

Release Date:

28 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Inferno See more »

Filming Locations:

Florence, Tuscany, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,860,425, 30 October 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$34,343,574

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$220,021,259
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1.85 : 1
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In this film, Sienna is British. In Angels & Demons (2009), Vittoria is Italian and in The Da Vinci Code (2006), Sophie is French. See more »

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In Dr. Brooks' apartment as Langdon is attempting to open the Bio-tube with thumbprint recognition, he is seen holding the tube with his right hand until a close-up of only his thumb and the tube wherein it is being held in his left hand. The subsequent wider angle shots show the tube being held and opening in his right hand. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bertrand Zobrist: [on TV] It took the Earth's population 100,000 years to reach a billion people. And then just 100 more to reach two billion.
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The third, and worst, of the Langdon-Hanks-Brown-Howard films
13 December 2016 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Personally didn't mind 'The Da Vinci Code', though it was a long way from great, but 'Angels and Demons' while with some good things was lacklustre. Unfortunately, the latest film 'Inferno' is no better, in fact all the mistakes made in 'Angels and Demons' are made here and made bigger while a few more grievous ones are made.

There is not much that saves 'Inferno', but it does have to be said that the locations are truly stunning with some nice location work that makes one wish that they belonged in a much better film. Hans Zimmer's music score is haunting once again and accentuates the thriller mood of the film, though it was orchestrated more cleverly before. Tom Hanks again gives his role an easy-going charm and effortless authority, there is not much personal at stake seemingly here for Langdon but Hanks is always watchable and gives his all.

However, that is pretty much all that was good. As has been said already, the worst thing about 'Inferno' is the ending (which, also agreed, was the thing that elevated the book to a greater level, the ending in the book was that good), rendering everything seen in the film and all the events in the book useless in an ending that felt like a tacked on cop-out that reeked of production/studio interference. This said, the ending doesn't single-handedly bring 'Inferno' down, as there are other just as glaring problems too.

Ron Howard's direction is a mess, it is hard to believe that somebody who has a Best Director Oscar and has done some very good to outstanding work directed in a way that suggested more first time director learning (or more like struggling to learn) the ropes, finding urgency is a constant struggle and then he paces things in a rushed and erratic way.

Despite the stunning locations and nice location work, 'Inferno' is cheapened by some haphazard editing and over-reliance on high-speed tracking shots that suggest a cinematographer drunk on the job and have a dizzying effect, actually felt rather woozy and sick after seeing the film. Cast-wise, only Hanks rises above his material. Felicity Jones has a very underwritten character with little backstory and incomplete motivations and it shows in delivery and range lacking in expression, a very going-through-the-motions performance. The rest of the cast either overact or are wasted in caricature roles, with no sense of threat present.

Further disadvantaging them are a very corny script, with countless lines of clunky and awkward dialogue that sounds confused, overly-condensed and disorganised. Even worse a story that just doesn't compel, with its over-explanatory at times, but even more frequently convoluted, nature, and pacing that is so jumpy but at the same time so pedestrian that there is the sense that the writers and Howard had no idea what to do with the material and when and how to bring urgency into it.

On the whole, three or so good things but the rest makes Langdon's hair significantly less floppy in comparison. 3/10 Bethany Cox


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