In Robert Langdon’s third cinematic outing (fourth in book form but let’s pretend The Lost Symbol didn’t happen, shall we?), our intrepid Harvard professor of cryptology, played by the ever-wonderful Tom Hanks, takes on Dante’s journey into Hell, otherwise known as Inferno.
Before we see Langdon, we are introduced to billionaire (is there any other kind?) geneticist, Bertrand Zobrist (Ben Foster), who believes that the Earth’s over-population problem is so unsustainable that something must be done. He is being chased around Florence and eventually up a tower by a group of mysterious government-types, ultimately choosing to jump to his own death rather than give up his secrets.
We soon find Langdon waking up in a hospital room with a head injury and tended to by Dr Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), an English woman who speaks fluent Italian. She explains to Langdon that he has a head wound and has been unconscious for a few days. As he tries desperately to recall how he got from Massachusetts to Florence, his hospital room suddenly comes under attack. Continue reading