Okay, I'll try to be brief, and non spoilery. I just saw Inferno, the new Dan Brown movie, directed by Ron Howard. The book had a plot which led the main protagonist through a maze of clues, historical paths, and the idea that a misguided genius was trying to kill half the world to save the other half. Good so far, and NOT a book I would have been interested in, since it IS true that we are heading towards an over-population nightmare. Needless to say, the ending is not so obvious, and says something I didn't expect, something powerful, and possibly unpopular. So, the movie is basically word for word for the book, and I was mesmerised at how I felt like they had it right, amazing! As the movie nears the end, I felt confident they had gotten it right. Wrong. Wrong....... Oh man, wrong!
Just before the final revelation, I'm sitting there, waiting for the payoff, and wondering how many religious organisations are going to lose their shit, and,........ titles.
What? Dan Brown and Ron Howard are chicken shits. They lost their nerve, or something. Maybe they had too much controversy with his first book, The DaVinci code, and wanted a smoother release. I don't know, just guessing, but they tore the heart of the book out, and bastardised it. Can't believe how meaningless the whole story became. Just another stupid action film. Oh well.