INFERNO [PG-13] D
I suppose it we were to conduct a fitting autopsy of the weekend box office, we could start with a simple question. Was anyone really waiting for Ron Howard’s latest installment of the Dan Brown bestselling series featuring renowned symbologist Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks)? “Inferno” continues the global conspiracy game started in “The Da Vinci Code” and “Angels & Demons,” this time with Langdon and a doctor (Felicity Jones) seeking to track clues that will uncover a plot to release an extinction-level virus that could decimate the world’s population. Much like the “Bourne” franchise, we get a likeable performer (Hanks is what Matt Damon will be in a decade or so) racing from one hotspot to the next chasing a MacGuffin towards an ending that’s not so much happy, but merely a respite before the next adventure. I’m not exactly tired of the game, merely bored.