By Spencer Reifel |Staff Writer|
Academy Award winner, Ron Howard, returns to direct Dan Brown’s newest book, “Inferno.”
“Inferno” was released Oct. 28 and has brought in over 150 billion dollars.
Brown’s previous work ‘The Da Vinci Code” and “Angels and Demons,” writes novels that mix history with bits of mystery.
Brown uses historical pieces and different art work as clues to his treasure hunt.
“Inferno,” did not disappoint, the director of the movie follows
the book’s detail very well, from the opening scenes of the hospital, to the final scenes in the symphony.
Linda Foster stated, that the last scene with the red water in the symphony was just like the book.
“While I was watching it I thought I saw this movie before but then I remembered I’ve read this book.”
Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) the famous symbolist, is thrown through a world affecting chase to save the world from a worldwide plague.
He is thrown into this hunt to follow a trail to this disease that will start this world wide plague, with clues that are connected to Dante himself.
This movie explores different city’s across the world, from Venice to Istanbul.
Robert teams up with Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories along the way.
One of my critiques about this movie would be the flow, there is no huge moment leading to the end.
It is very steady but not super exciting in comparison to his other films that keep you at the edge of your seat
“As a movie, ‘Inferno’ did an excellent job of paralleling Browns book. The core plot and storyline stayed intact, with only minor plot details missing from the movie,” stated avid Brown fan, Richard Erving.
Compared to the book this movie follows the best out of the three that he has put out, as you know you cannot fit a over 600 page book into a two hour movie, but he did a pretty good job.
“The character casting was well done and thoughtful. This movie did seem to lack the usual historical insights that are present in Brown’s novels.” Erving said.
The use of detail in the artwork and the description of the pieces that they describe in the history behind it is very precise, the pieces will definitely leave an impression and may even encourage viewers to do a bit of their own research.
Overall this movie hit every market it should
have, as you know books are very hard to put into cinema especially this day and age where trilogies fail, but this one was well produced.