Starring: Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Omar Sy, Ben Foster, Irrfan Khan, Sidse Babett Knudsen
OUR RATING: ★★½
Mystery thriller sequel directed by Ron Howard and written by David Koepp. Inferno (2016) follows the famous symbologist Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), with his knowledge of symbology, he hopes to regain his freedom and lost memories, all whilst solving the most intricate riddle he’s ever faced. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to foil a deadly global plot.
Our Favorite Quotes:
Bertrand Zobrist: Why do we demand inaction? We clear-cut. We dump. We consume. We destroy. Half the animal species on Earth have vanished in the last forty years. But still we keep attacking our own environment. I mean, does it take a catastrophe to learn our lesson? To get our attention? Nothing changes behavior like pain. Maybe pain can save us.
Bertrand Zobrist: There’s a switch, if you throw it half the people on earth will die, but if you don’t in a hundred years then the human race will be extinct. I left you a path, the hardest one yet, only you can finish it. You are humanities final hope.
Bertrand Zobrist: I left you a path, the hardest one yet, Inferno will be at the end.
Bertrand Zobrist: Now is the time, today is our rebirth.
Bertrand Zobrist: Dante’s hell isn’t fiction, it’s prophecy.
Bertrand Zobrist: Humanity is the disease, Inferno is the cure.
Christoph Bruder: It appears you’re out of options. Tell me about the threat known as Inferno.
[Zorbist looking defeated suddenly leans back and falls over the edge of the building]
Christoph Bruder: Professor Langdon, we need your help. Three days ago a man killing himself.
Christoph Bruder: We think he was part of something much bigger. There was a package in his pocket.
Robert Langdon: And what was it?
Christoph Bruder: A puzzle specifically designed for you.
Sienna Brooks: And what’s the last thing you can remember?
Robert Langdon: I had some kind of accident. I can’t remember anything.
Sienna Brooks: It’s your head trauma, imagination, memory, everything tumbles together.
'Things fall apart if you don't look after them.' - Robert Langdon (Inferno) Click To Tweet
Robert Langdon: [referring to the tube] I found this in my jacket. We’re opening it.
Robert Langdon: [researching Zobrist on the internet] Zobrist, American billionaire.
Sienna Brooks: And he said someone needed to take action.
Robert Langdon: He has left this map.
Robert Langdon: Is this supposed to be a challenge?
Robert Langdon: [reading the message they’ve found] “Seek and you find.”
Sienna Brooks: “The truth can be glimpsed only through the eyes of death.”
Sienna Brooks: It’s Dante’s Inferno.
Robert Langdon: This is what I have been seeing.
Robert Langdon: Dante defined our modern conception of hell seven hundred years ago, but these circles of hell have been rearranged. Why don’t they wipe this map of hell? Dante. Dante’s death mask. Yes.
Robert Langdon: [pointing to Dante’s Inferno] Look, look, look. This is not in the original painting.
Sienna Brooks: Here’s another one. “Prophecy”.
Sienna Brooks: They say Dante wrote Inferno about his journey out of hell to reach her. But he never made it. She married someone else.
Robert Langdon: That happens.
Sienna Brooks: Does it? Who left who?
Robert Langdon: Things fall apart if you don’t look after them.
Robert Langdon: I know why I’m in Florence. There’s nine locations, this is the first.
Robert Langdon: I need access to the Dante mask.
Museum Curator: The Dante mask is no longer here. It was stolen. Here’s the security footage.
[as they look at the footage]
Elizabeth Sinskey: Professor, that looks like you!
Robert Langdon: I have no memory of taking that mask.
Sienna Brooks: You did. I just saw you.
Sienna Brooks: Why was someone shooting at you?
Robert Langdon: Everything is out of focus.
Robert Langdon: Would you have helped me if you knew I was a thief?
Sienna Brooks: You lied to me when you asked for my help.
Robert Langdon: Well, technically, I withheld.
'Love awakens the soul to act.' - Bertrand Zobrist (Inferno) Click To Tweet
Robert Langdon: That’s a reference to Dante’s Divine Comedy, Canto XXV. But I need a copy of the book.
Sienna Brooks: Copy of the book? That’s quaint. I use Google.
Robert Langdon: You afraid of heights?
Sienna Brooks: A little.
Robert Langdon: I’m uncomfortable in tight spaces. So don’t look down. Or do. Oh, I can never remember which.
Harry Sims: Professor, you’re having visions, aren’t you? The people behind this will do anything to protect the truth. You have no idea what they’re capable of.
Robert Langdon: Oh, my God. Dante’s Inferno isn’t fiction, it’s a prophecy.
Robert Langdon: Zobrist created a plague.
Sienna Brooks: If a plague exists do you know how many governments would want it and what they’d do to get it?
Harry Sims: Without Professor Langdon, no one can find the virus.
Elizabeth Sinskey: Don’t trust anyone.
Robert Langdon: If this plague is real…
Elizabeth Sinskey: Then we only have forty-eight hours to stop extinction level event.
Robert Langdon: I will do everything I can to find it.
Sienna Brooks: What if they find you first?
'Nothing changes behavior like pain.' - Bertrand Zobrist (Inferno) Click To Tweet
Robert Langdon: They’re going to wipe out half the world’s population unless we find this virus.
Robert Langdon: This map it’s a trail so I can find it.
Sienna Brooks: There’s always a way out.
Sienna Brooks: It’s nice to have you back, professor.
Sienna Brooks: You called him a murderer. A psychopath.
Robert Langdon: What?
Sienna Brooks: But history will call us saviors.
Robert Langdon: Oh, my God. Oh, my God.
Sienna Brooks: I’m not afraid to act, Robert. But doing nothing terrifies me.
Robert Langdon: The path and the pointer, he left that all for you. Zobrist. You knew him?
Sienna Brooks: Knew him? I loved him. You’re wearing his suit.
Bertrand Zobrist: Everything before you is just an idea. Now it’s real. “Love awakens the soul to act.”
Sienna Brooks: That’s not fair, quoting Dante to me. But it’s “beauty” not “love”.
Harry Sims: Young people are disappointing. I find they become tolerable around thirty-five.
'The truth can be glimpsed only through the eyes of death.' - Sienna Brooks (Inferno) Click To Tweet
Sienna Brooks: If you love humanity, if you love this planet, you’d do anything to save it.
Robert Langdon: The greatest sins in human history have been committed in the name of love. No one will look on this act and call it love.
Sienna Brooks: They’ll be alive. What does it matter what they say about us?
Robert Langdon: [after Sienna’s death] She thought she was saving the world.
Elizabeth Sinskey: So did they all.