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|
|Genres||:||Action, Crime, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller|
|Production Company||:||Columbia Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, Skylark Productions, LStar Capital|
|Production Countries||:||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|
|Plot Keywords||:||italy, based on novel, europe, amnesia, book, sequel, murder, religion, symbology|
Imagine if Spielberg had directed 'Godfather' and Coppola had directed the Indiana Jones movies. Both great directors, but it wouldn't have worked.
Same thing applies here. Like the first two in this franchise, 'Da Vinci Code' and 'Angels and Demons', there's just something terribly wrong with the direction. Yes, the Langdon movies are suppose to be fast paced, but if almost no scenes are allowed to breathe, does it matter?
And why do director Ron Howard keep on insisting insulting my intelligence? Like in the first two, many things are explained twice, so even the dumbest one in the audience knows what's going on.
Then there's the blatant mistake of shooting the movie in standard widescreen, instead of cinemascope, like the first two. When you make a movie with several visually looking fantastic locales around the world, it SCREAMS cinemascope.
And the best park of the book? They completely changed it. Guess they wanted to avoid any controversy.
Hans Zimmer's score was great, as usual, though.
The first two Langdon-movies are hovering at 6,6 on IMDb. So will this when the dust settles.
If the studio decides to make 'Lost Symbol' and - for once - have a Langdon movie getting great reviews, they should probably hire another director.