I liked the other two films in the Robert Langdon series, so there was no way that I was going to miss this one. While I had heard bad things about this film, I also heard bad things about the others, so I gave it a shot. Ultimately, it is more of the same, albeit with a different story.
The film follows the same trends as the other films. It's a relatively formulaic thriller with rather archetypical characters. There are some "twists", most of which are predictable, but one of which I found unexpected. Regardless, it is still an enjoyable film. It is fun to watch Langdon as he solves the mystery and the chaos around it. It's not the most well-made film, as the cinematography and the editing get a bit hectic, but you don't really go to this movie for the cinematic quality. Fans of the series watch this movie to see Tom Hanks solve an interesting mystery, and it delivers.
I completely understand why critics don't like this film. They didn't like the other two either. However, if you are a fan of the other films, like me, you will probably like this too.
Big Tuna's Rating: B
How Did I Watch It?: In theaters.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Yes.
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