Inferno | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, December 03, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, December 03, 2016


Director: Ron Howard

Writers: Dan Brown, David Koepp

Stars: Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Irrfan Khan

Strength: Cast

Weakness: Narration, Screenplay

Runtime: 121min

Rating: 3/5

PLOT: When the famous professor Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital unaware with amnesia, he along with a doctor race across Europe to outwit a deadly global conspiracy. 

REVIEW: Based on the book by Dan Brown, the story mainly revolves around Europe where Robert Langdon is faced with yet another deadly plot to destroy mankind. Similar to the previous instalments, this one falls short against the hype created. 

The movie has an outstanding cast overall; the likes of Tom Hanks and Irrfan Khan created high expectations. Tom Hanks' acting has been superb coupled with Felicity Jones as Dr. Sienna Brooks, they make a fine team. Irrfan Khan plays the role of Harry Sims brilliantly, with his exceptional facial expressions doing most of the work. 

The movie makes several changes from the book, some of which were quite disappointing. The ending in particular, could not create much of an impact as that of the book, which was simply outstanding. The dream sequences in the first half were depicted quite admirably but starting from the second half it stopped making sense. This could have been resisted to some extent had the narration been more profound.

Nonetheless, the movie had some admirable segments that justified the book's interpretation. The movie could have been much better had it been more relatable to the book. 

Reviewed by: Syed Ahnaf Sadeed

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