October 14, 2016 6:02:47 PM IST
Inferno Review By Vishal Verma, Glamsham Editorial
The world will never end but hopefully Ron Howard may finally transport the idea to hell of bringing another Dan Brown imprint to the silver screen. Did I see Tom Hanks finally dropping the Mickey Mouse watch once and for all?
First of all why to make a movie on Dan Brown’s novel that has already tested the reader’s patience and on top of that cast the multi talented Tom Hanks (who looks clueless right from the first frame in a movie where he is supposed to find clues) and our dear Irrfan Khan and dub it in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu while the plot relaxes in Honolulu making no sense of this punar janam (rebirth).
The Hindi version with the tagline – Narag ki aag (fire from hell) makes Koepp’s script more illogical and an exercise in boredom where a virus has been created to finish the world in couple of days and Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) is the only one who will start finding clues and more clues (that’s what the series has been doing since DA VINCI CODE and now they try to amuse us by saying DA VINCI and ANGELS & DEMONS where just a beginning) to save the world.
Anyhow, the task gets difficult for Langdon who is suffering from amnesia, making things worse for us in the auditorium forget the world he wants to save.
But there is some help from Dr. Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones) and Harry Sims (Irrfan Khan) secret organization called Provost and that’s not all Omar Sy (Christoph Bruder) a CIA from WHO (World Health Organization) butting in with Dr. Elizabeth Sinskey (Sidse Babett Knudsen) making Hanks remind of the Mickey Mouse watch while things go increasingly tiresome and boring to the hilt.
Nothing, almost nothing can be taken home from this near nadir of a film that probably was made to justify its existence and conclude the series but still hoping for a rebirth which should not happen.
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