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One thing the Dan Brown adaptations The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons cannot really be described as is fun.
The Ron Howard-directed adventures starring Tom Hanks as Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon have been artfully made, but were largely beaten to the cinematic punch by the underrated National Treasure (and its far-sillier-but-just-as-fun sequel Book of Secrets).
After adapting the second Langdon book first and the first book second, Howard and Hanks now skip to the fourth book for the third movie, but still can’t find the fun, nor really anything new to say.
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The third thriller centered on symbologist Robert Langdon, Inferno, arrives in theatres October 28. With just four months until its release, Sony Pictures has debuted not one but two trailers to spread the word. Continue reading
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