by Logan Myerz
Tom Hanks is one of those actors that never stops working even after being in the business for over thirty years. He has numerous awards up his sleeve and not to mention two Oscars for films you may have heard of, Forrest Gump, and Philadelphia. While being an extremely diverse performer, his career and movie choices have changed quite drastically over the years: as a comedic actor in the 80’s to the honorable and serious roles that he crafted in the 90’s, to the peculiar and sometimes questionable roles in the 2000’s. Tom and director Ron Howard have an excellent dynamic chemistry that has been executed in several films, including Dan Brown’s trilogy: The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, and now Inferno. When The DaVinci Code was released in theaters, the book was on top of the world, and the movie was the greatest depiction from novel to film since Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park. As the universe evolves, so does the movie business, and we have seen the pitfalls of continuous sequels being developed in a major motion picture. I really appreciated The DaVinci Code and what it had to offer in an original premise that made the audience think while Dr. Robert Langdon uncovered the secret to the Holy Grail. But as the sequel, Angels & Demons, was released, I had a hard time not looking at the film like it was Nicholas Cage’s hairpiece unlocking the debauchery of National Treasure.
Now with Inferno being released later this year and getting a glimpse of the new trailer, I can’t fathom that this movie was developed in the first place. Just imagine sitting in the writer’s room and crafting the script that would come off as a parody movie of an actual interesting mystery film. Yes, I said it, but damn this movie looks really bad, which is painful to me because I love Mr. Hanks and Felicity Jones, but it seems they are only in the film to collect a paycheck, sadly. With a disappointing year of Blockbusters thus far, I was really hoping Sony Pictures would develop a film that would stick out next to it’s opponents, but we are slapped in the face once again. How much more trouble can Dr. Robert Langdon, the symbologist crime fighter get into? Well we will have to wait and see in October of this year. If you can get past the absurdity of Inferno, you may have an enjoyable time at the movies, but I won’t be participating this time around!
Run Tom Hanks! Run!
Inferno hits theaters on October, 28th 2016.
Source: Sony Pictures