I specifically did not read Dan Brown's Inferno before watching Inferno. To be fair, I did read The DaVinci Code and Angels & Demons before watching their respective films. Angels & Demons specifically was better in my opinion than the book; there were some aspects of the book that I didn't like as much, and I'm glad they escaped the film.
However, Inferno was great to watch for my wife and I because we spent time in Florence and Venice on our Honeymoon and enjoyed seeing all the spots that our tour guides pointed out as "That's where Tom Hanks was a few months ago filming for the new movie!"
We begin Inferno in a nightmarish sequence of hell, and groggily Robert Langdon wakes up to find that once again, his life is a whirlwind to prove his innocent from something or other.
I like these movies, don't get me wrong. I love the scenery and how the film is shot. The score positively soars and lifts your spirits. And I love Tom Hanks: He's a great Robert Langdon.
But good lord, is Robert Langdon dumb? He needs to abstain from ending up with these crazy people all the time. He never sees that the person he thought he could trust are lying to him. You think he'd be better at calling that sort of thing by now.
I've heard that the next Dan Brown book to be filmed is Origin, and not The Lost Symbol. Whatever they do, can the hair stylist stop dying Tom Hanks hair an unbelievable color as to make it look a little less shot out of order? Please and thank you.