Ten years since his first appearance on the big screen, Robert Langdon has returned once again to solve another intricate mystery.
In this third film we see the talented Professor Langdon (Tom Hanks) having trouble getting back his memory on the events happened in the 48 hours before his hospitalisation.
The thriller is based on the book of the same name, Inferno, written by Dan Brown.
Brown sets the story in the Italian cities of Florence and Venice, to then end it in Turkey, in the beautiful Istanbul.
Just like the other two films based on Brown’s books, The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons – this is a film based on riddles, anagrams, art and history.
The storyline follows the professor as he tries to identify the location of a lethal virus that threatens to kill half of the population on the planet Earth.
The plague-like virus has been created by a man whose beliefs are that the global population will increase with such speed that it will be inevitable for the world to come to an end.
“There is a switch, if you throw it, half the people on Earth will die. But if you don’t, in 100 years the human race will be extinct.”
Langdon will have to befriend the wrong people in order to get a hold of part of his memories and understand what is going on around him.
Despite the lack of memory, the hero of the day doesn’t disappoint. He will solve the case, find the virus and save the world from an horrible future of pain and illness.
Director Ron Howard has decided to change the story a little from the original and we do understand that it is for the best.
Another character, Sienna Brooks (Felicity Brookes) is a doctor who’s taking care of Professor Langdon during the first scenes of the film is also the partner of the man who created the lethal virus, decides to stop herself from sending the phone call that will have the virus going viral.
It isn’t all here, ladies and gentlemen, OMS chief Elizabeth Sinskey is originally a stranger to Robert Langdon, whereas in the film version of Inferno, she is a previous romantic interest.
With a bit of extra action and some romantic attraction, Howard has contributed to making the third film of a series probably the best one so far.
Full of tension and exciting scenes, we suggest the view of Inferno after dinner to spice up a little your upcoming weekend.
In the meantime, enjoy the official trailer!
Featured image by Columbia Pictures and Imagine Entertainment