Ten years after Da Vinci Code and seven years after Angels & Demons, American filmmaker Ron Howard finally directed Inferno, the third part of the adventures of Robert Langdon, the symbols expert created by Dan Brown. It is a fast-paced and fascinating thriller which was released in theatres in France on the 9th of November.
In Da Vinci Code, Robert Langdon, a cryptologist working at Harvard University, discovered one of the Roman Catholic Church’s best-kept secrets: that of Jesus’s family. In Angels & Demons, he investigated a spate of particularly violent murder in the heart of the Vatican.
In Inferno, Professor Langdon (played by Tom Hanks) is in a really bad situation. He wakes up in a Florentine hospital, in Italy, with a head injury and he cannot remember what he has done during the previous days. Helped by his physician, Dr Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), he tries to recover his memories and eventually discovers that he is sought by World Health Organization that needs his extraordinary ability to solve enigmas in order to find the Inferno, an extremely dangerous virus developed by Bertrand Zobrist (Ben Foster), an American billionaire who believes that half the population of the world must be killed in order to save the planet.
So, Ron Howard embarks us, once more, on a boisterous race against the clock punctuated by a great number of enigmas hidden in some of the most famous and mysterious pieces of Italian art. The director explores various investigative leads, thus maintaining a thrilling suspense all through the movie. The acting of the very brilliant and convincing cast also makes the film even more exciting.
So, Inferno proves us, once again, that Dan Brown and Ron Howard totally master the art of magnifying a setting. After Paris and Rome; in this new movie, they transform Florence into a fully-fledged character which adds to the mystery that surrounds the events shown on screen and makes the story even more fascinating. For all these reasons, this film is not to be missed!
Inferno, Ron Howard, USA, 2016, 2h01, released in Lebanon on the 13th of October 2016, in the United States of America on the 28th of October 2016 and in France on the 9th of November 2016.