Tom Hanks reprises his role as Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon in director Ron Howard and screenwriter David Koepp's adaptation of author Dan Brown's bestselling novel Inferno, which finds Langdon using Dante's The Divine Comedy as a tool in the race to prevent a devastating global pandemic.
Inferno is better than The Da Vinci Code or Angels & Demons, but both of those films set the bar reprehensibly low.
It's a lot more like a tweed-jacket version of Bond or Bourne or most any other thriller out there. But if Langdon is distinguished from the other globe-trotting saviors by his PhD, why aren't his movies smarter?
I found "Inferno" quite boring at times, wishing I had paid my money to have someone read the book to me, which would have been more exciting than what was happening on screen.