Posted on October 30, 2016


Inferno – Professor Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) wakes up in a hospital in Florence, Italy, with no memory of how he got there. He has a hell of a headache and visions of rivers of blood, fire and a woman in black. All of a sudden the police come in shooting and Langdon’s pretty doctor Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones) helps him escape.

It seems Langdon may have stolen Dante’s death mask from the Palazzo Vecchio museum and now the police, the US Consulate, the World Health Organization and others are after him. Tied into this is Bertrand Zobrist (Ben Foster), a geneticist who believes the only way to stop the world’s population explosion is to kill off at least half of humanity by releasing an airborne virus.
Filled with many tense moments and many nasty deaths, you can’t help but laugh when a cop is shot and falls through the ceiling. It really is funny.

A private security group known as The Consortium had Zobrist as a client. Its leader, Harry Sims (Irrfan Khan), is a little sketchy but even he can’t allow a disaster like this to happen. He also provides a lot of levity to the situation. I’m liking him for Best Supporting right now.

Although enjoyable, it just wasn’t as satisfying as the previous Dan Brown movies.