I haven’t even been invited to the all-media of Ron Howard‘s Inferno (Columbia, 10.28) but some reviews surfaced a couple of days ago in lieu of the film opening in Europe on 10.13 and 10.14. I’ve been assuming all along the finale to Howard and Tom HanksDan Brown trilogy would be a wash (I never even saw the second one, Angels and Demons), but The Hollywood Reporter‘s Leslie Felperin is claiming that the film’s twists are satisfyingly delivered and that it’s “arguably the best in the franchise so far.” And yet Variety’s Guy Lodge has written that “things…have gotten a little bit worse…the film more or less goes through the popcorn motions, but with less technical finesse (and even less mischievous irony) than one might expect from the Howard imprint.”