After waking up in a hospital with amnesia, professor Robert Langdon and a doctor must race against time to foil a deadly global plot.
|Release Date||:||October 13, 2016|
|Production Company||:||Columbia Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, Mid Atlantic Films, Sony Pictures Releasing, LStar Capital|
|Production Countries||:||Hungary, United States of America|
|Director||:||Ron Howard, Gabriella Winkler, Monica Tatu|
|Writers||:||Dan Brown, David Koepp|
|Casts||:||Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Omar Sy, Irrfan Khan, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Ben Foster, Ana Ularu, Ida Darvish, Paolo Antonio Simioni, Alessandro Grimaldi, Fausto Maria Sciarappa, Robin Mugnaini, Paul Ritter, Vincenzo Tanassi, Alessandro Fabrizi, Gábor Urmai|
|Plot Keywords||:||italy, based on novel, europe, amnesia, book, sequel, murder, religion, symbology|
I never did read the Dan Brown books and solely went to see this movie with the previous two movies as background. What a disappointment!
The movie starts with Robert Langdon having flashbacks and weird visions. By itself nothing out of the ordinary weren't it for the tedious assembly. In stead of getting people invested in what is happening with the professor, you just get white flashes alternated with some scenes that do intrigue until they give those again a generic filter you can even make yourself in Windows Movie Maker.
When the movie eventually gets into the story it's rushing from one place to the next. If this was an ordinary action movie that would be acceptable, but absolutely not in a Dan Brown movie. The attractive part of Langdon is the puzzle solving, the adventure, the mysteries. Not someone who says:"Let's go trough this door. I know it is there because I read it in a book."
The ending is the worst of the whole movie. Again, a lot of action, but that is not what the Dan Brown-series is about. I heard that in the book the ending is totally different and I really wonder why they changed it, but this is a review of a movie and not from the book. So, I have to give the ending the fame of one of the worst endings of 2016 for me. No puzzle, no big reveal, just some action.
Overall if you like Langdon and you wished for something like Angels & Demons without the riddles and with even more action than you are at the right place, but that's absolutely not what I wanted or expected from this movie. I wish I could go back to the static, immersive Langdon from The Da Vinci Code who paused here and there and where the history and the characters intrigued him and me.