Friday, November 11, 2016

Movie Review Madness - Inferno

Tom Hanks is back as Robert Langdon in Inferno.  Tom is good, Inferno is so-so, but I’ll still give it a C  rating due to the running around Italy part.  Such an awesome backdrop.  I can forgive huge plot holes, the Dan Brown book, and even more plot holes.  Italy and Florence in particular are just freaking awesome.  I paid $5 for this movie, so you I can  forgive me.  You, my readers, can wait for streaming. You don’t have to fork out money. But this movie is harmless and entertaining in a ‘I’m sorta half asleep kinda way”.  Nothing wrong with that. No need to think folks – the art, symbolism mumbo jumbo is just that – all crazy talk.

I go to the movies to be entertained and this sufficed for the afternoon I wanted to enjoy. I like Tom Hanks and he was fine enough – he’s sincere and can project concern over a virus that could kill the world. Only he must solve the crazy puzzle to save us all. What better hands to be in than Tom Hanks? Seriously.   I’m not going to discuss the plot or the reason to run around Italy. Just go with it.

Felicity Jones is pretty, a good actress, and had me convinced until a plot twist. Apparently, the box office disagrees.  Where the Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown’s first big book to movie succeeded, Inferno has totally tanked.  Hey, life moves on. 

14 comments:

  1. I enjoyed the first, second was meh, I'll watch this one, entertaining is all one needs.

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    1. don't spend much money on it. I love Italy

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  2. Sounds like a great film Joanne, I only see films on TV at the moment.
    Yvonne.

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    1. It will show up on tv soon enough. Enjoy

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  3. Sounds like one to wait for when one doesn't have much to do and time on their hands.

    Betty

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  4. I like Tom--he's one of my favorites, but I'll wait and catch this one later.

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    1. and I feel like a I did a public service with this review

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  5. I loved the DaVinci Code & Angels and Demons books but I just can't see Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon. Not the person I was picturing as I read along.

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  6. He is a decent enough actor to pull it off. But I understand

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  7. I like Tom Hanks, but I'm one of those rare (weird) people who never got into the "DaVinci Code" stuff. So, this movie will be probably another one of those that I'll happily ignore while my hubby watches it on TV. :)

    Have a super weekend!

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    1. I look at is at mind candy. No deep thinking involved. Have a good week

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  8. I like Tom Hanks a lot, but I've never really been drawn to these films. Basically, ditto what Susan said just above me :-)

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    1. It is a bit silly. I understand but in case you are stumped on NaNo- throw in some symbols!!

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