Monday, December 26, 2016

Inferno (2016)

Director: Ron Howard. Cast: Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Irrfan Khan, Ben Foster, Omar Sy. 121 min. Rated PG-13. USA/Hungary. Action/Adventure.

While "Inferno" is not one of my favorite Dan Brown/Robert Langdon novels, at least it has the audacity to have a dark, non-formulaic ending. Ron Howard's version of the story, while well-made and incredibly well-edited (almost considered a change of style for the director), does not have Brown's courage, and climaxes in very formulaic, Hollywood-style action-packed final moments. I understand a film should be judged in isolation and based on its own merits, but I was disappointed to see we are not trusted by the powers to contemplate on anything but a happy ending.

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