Inferno: A Major Let Down

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Director: Ron Howard

Cast:  Tom HanksFelicity JonesOmar SyBen FosterSidse Babett KnudsenIrrfan Khan

Running Time: 2 Hours and 2 Minutes

Rating: 1.5/5


What has the world come to?? You pick the best actors and director money could buy and come up with this. With Irrfan Khan and Tom Hanks in the act, Inferno was one of the most anticipated movies of 2016. With Dan Brown being directly associated with this one, Inferno was going to be a with visit to paradise for bibliophiles like me, sadly it turned into a nightmare with bad scripting and poor acting.

Inferno, the fourth installment of Dan Brown- Langdon series was presented as the 3rd installment of the Langdon movie Series after Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons. To start with I am seriously pissed at Imagine Entertainment for not keeping up with the Books series, where is The Lost Symbol movie?
After delivering astonishingly beautiful Angels and Demons, Ron Howard was expected to deliver to the audience’s excitement.

Being inspired by Dan Brown’s Inferno, this movie is nothing more than a bad ripoff where actors are trying to live up to the expectations. This movie makes me think that some things are best left alone.

Irrfan Khan being one the most versatile actor from India to an extent was trying to fake some accent that was clearly visible and also his sarcastic comments were not that great actually. Tom Hanks, who was performing as Robert Langdon for the third time, was not really doing justice to the role and just wasn’t convincing enough to keep me from looking at my watch from time to time. Felicity Jones was supposed to give the chills during the climax, but with the help poorly scripted story and music that was way out of line,
Inferno felt pale at the climax and was a definite let down from the book.

With all the big names being involved, the only thing that was actually working in the movie was Omar Sy’s acting. Though his character was not really prominent in the book, but his acting in the movie was really good and top notch.

In my point of view, Inferno is not really as good as it was expected to be and definitely nowhere close to the remarkable book it has been inspired from, still it in a way it is a one-time watch movie if you are not expecting a lot and only looking to pass time.

All in all, Inferno comprises of a bunch of poor performances and badly scripted story. In my recommendation, if you have already read the book this weekend has 3 other movies coming in you should them out and skip this one.