Inferno is the story of a professor named Robert Langdon, who becomes involved in an attempt to plague the Earth. The belief is something that is very relevant today; that the human population is expanding far too rapidly. The plague was created to save humanity from over population and, inevitably self destruction. This very conflicting plot line that, in an inhumane way makes sense either way you look at it, is what saves Inferno. While the story does contain some incredibly deep messages, it does throw in way too many twists. Something that many films in this genre struggle with, unfortunately is shown here is well. The story tells itself over its runtime, and that calls for many unanswered questions, missed details, and plot holes.
The film opens up to a very confusing, and disturbing sequence, where the camera is zoomed in much to far on the actors faces, and images of hell are displayed, all behind a confusing action sequence. Immediately off the start of the film, viewers are left with questions, and a headache. The biggest downfall of Inferno was all done behind the camera. Action scenes were extremely shaky and hard to follow, causing disinterest in its tense moments.
Despite its flaws, however, Inferno is a very fun watch. There is an incredibly rich history that is explained thoroughly and organically. The entire cast performs there characters quite well. Most notably, of course, being Tom Hanks as the main character, Robert Langdon. Had I not known better I may have assumed he truly was an expert on Dante and the medieval time period.
That said, Inferno is not the best movie of the year by a long shot. While it does have some unique philosophical properties, it is utterly confusing and messy.
Comic Drops Rating: 6/10
Famous symbologist Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) follows a trail of clues tied to Dante, the great medieval poet. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to stop a madman (Ben Foster) from unleashing a virus that could wipe out half of the world’s population.