I don’t know the how’s or why’s, but this past weekend was interesting for me as a fan of movies. I’ve never been a fan of Tyler Perry’s Madea movies, but I have seen some of them, mostly because of the ex-wife or whatever reason. But this past weekend was more interesting because of the fact that the new movies coming out were Inferno and Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween. As of today, Tyler Perry’s movie won the weekend.

$16. 675 million was made by Tyler Perry’s movie, $1.675 million more than Inferno thanks to Box Office Mojo.

Back to Inferno. I actually had the opportunity to see Inferno on Thursday night. If you’re a fan of the previous releases in the series of movies or books, then you will enjoy the third in the series. Now, I have read the books and seen both of the previously released movies, so I guess I am a biased fan. Tom Hanks is back as Professor Robert Langdon who has a new ally in Felicity Jones’s character, Sienna Brooks. Additionally: Omar Sy, Irrfan Khan, Sidse Babett Knudsen and Ben Foster round out the rest of the cast.

Inferno synopsis:

“Academy Award® winner Ron Howard returns to direct the latest bestseller in Dan Brown’s (Da Vinci Code) billion-dollar Robert Langdon series, Inferno, which finds the famous symbologist (again played by 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 Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to stop a madman from unleashing a global virus that would wipe out half of the world’s population.”

I don’t really want to talk about the plot, because it will inevitably spoil it for you. Just know that Tom Hanks’s Robert Langdon is back on another adventure to figure out some of the puzzles that he is so well known for. Felicity Jones character is pivotal to everything that happens in the movie. I suggest that you read up on Dante if you care for this movie, it will help, some. I suggest visiting HERE, HERE & HERE! It’s not a necessity, but it’s like being prepared for a pop quiz.

I can say, it was definitely interesting walking into the Alamo Drafthouse Lubbock and there being about 20 people in the entire theater! Usually Thursday screenings are pretty full, if not all the way packed. I asked a few of the people that were in the theater, after the movie was over, what they thought and everyone seemed to love it.

Is this where we have come as far as movies??? I don’t think it was a terrible upset by any means, because both numbers were actually pretty low in my opinion. Sony had projected Inferno to bring in about $25 million for it’s opening weekend and they were about $10 million off. I know Marvel is projecting Doctor Strange to bring in about $75 million stateside. Guess we will see Thursday night/this weekend!

One more good thing, might get to see Hacksaw Ridge tomorrow!!! Fingers crossed…


Father of three wonderful children. Lover of movies, TV shows, technology and anything else considered geek.

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