REVIEW: Inferno encapsulates a layered plot and a realistic world problem


Columbia Pictures

In his newest movie, Inferno, Tom Hanks plays Professor Langdon who searches around the world for clues in the hopes to prevent over population.

To Professor Langdon (Tom Hanks) wakes up in a hospital room with a severe head injury, experiencing flashbacks that are both disturbing and completely confusing to the audience. He doesn’t remember much about what happened to him, so he relies on the information that is told to him about what happened- an act that is soon regrettable. He is forced to run around the world, following a trail of clues (like National Treasure, but with higher stakes) to save the world from a large virus breakout that is meant to kill half the planet in order to minimize overpopulation.

Although Inferno is fiction, it really plays well with the growing issue of the growing population and the fear that humans will soon outgrow the Earth. The movie itself was full of plot twists, and it was hard to keep track of the good guys and the bad guys. However, all is answered at the end, which is extremely satisfying for any initially confused audience member. The plot is elaborate and well thought out, and it keeps the audience on their toes. There are plenty of high action scenes, and the soundtrack matches ever scene perfectly.

Inferno is not meant for young children because of violence and other content.



4 out of 5