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Dante's Inferno: an Animated Epic is simply a bad movie. It tries its best to be an artistic animated motion picture with its over exactitude art style and energetic choreograph fight scenes. But what it fails to deliver is substance. Obviously this version of Dante does not reflect the written work from Dante Alighieri back in 1472.
Dante's Inferno: An Animated Epic: Directed by Victor Cook, Mike Disa, Sangjin Kim, Shûkô Murase, Jong-Sik Nam, Lee Seung-Gyu, Yasuomi Umetsu. With Graham McTavish, Vanessa Branch, Steve Blum, Peter Jessop.
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The film is a tie-in to a videogame, also titled "Dante's Inferno". It is inspired by Dante Alighieri's epic poem, the 'Divine Comedy' (written in the 14th century), one of the greatest pieces of world literature. The poem presents a medieval view of hell, purgatory, and heaven. And it describes a fictionalised Dante's travels through these realms.
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- The Prologue & The Arrival
- Lust, Gluttony, Greed and Anger
- Heresy & Violence
The film started with Dante's return from the Crusades which had him away from his home for several years. Speaking in inner monologue, he claimed that the forest that he was traveling in was gloomy and he would nearly prefer death over having to travel it. He admitted that he could detect someone who was following him, but each time that he tried to approach, his pursuer vanished without a trace. Upon arriving home, he found his servants slain, his father dead and his beloved fiancee named B...
Upon entry, Dante and Virgil boarded Charonwho was a demonic ferry that took the souls to the first circle of Hell. Charon did not take kindly to a mortal traveler who was on him and he sent the demons to attack Dante. Dante fought them off and he killed Charon, crashing him into the coasts of the first circle. He traded his sword up for an extendable scythe.
Virgil and Dante entered the first circle that was called Limbo which was the home of the virtuous pagans and the unbaptized babies. It was here that Dante learned that Beatrice was pregnant while he was away, but she was miscarried. Without time for sorrow, he was attacked by the demonic children who quickly overwhelmed him. As he and Virgil escaped into a large building, they came across a hall of philosophers and thinkers such as Plato and Socrates. Upon leaving, they came across Saladin who Dante encountered during the Crusades. They moved on and eventually encountered King Minoswhose task was to judge all of the condemned souls to their specific circle of Hell. When he denied Dante access, they battled. Dante was able to kill Minos by dropping him onto his own spinning wheel of judgment. As Minos receded, Dante and Virgil made their way down to the second circle. Meanwhile, Lucifer tortured Beatrice by killing her and letting her slowly recover by tricking her endlessly with th...
Falling onto the storm-ravaged shores of the second circle, Dante noticed that the bodies are flying through the wind and they are intertwined. Virgil explained that the island was the second circle of Hell that was called Lust and those who are in the wind are caught in a never-ending storm of passion and they may never know rest. Following Beatrice's cries from the distance, Dante ended up in a room of harlots who transformed into hideous demons. As they tried to kill him, he finally realiz...
After this, they came to a grotto of men and women who lived their lives without knowing fulfillment so they suffered by lacking it in death. Many starving individuals are caught and devoured by Cerberus and Virgil told Dante that the only way to the next circle was from within him. Dante allowed himself to be eaten and he ended up inside the hound of Hell by encountering a man that he knew in life. Feeling pity for his suffering, Dante used his faith to release the man from the torture that...
Dante and Virgil's next circle was the ring of Hell to the men and women who wasted their lives in pursuit of the material possessions. The condemned souls are tortured by being sheared in the money presses, boiled in molten gold and buried in the heavy gold coins. As Lucifer said, Dante's father appeared. He was promised gold and a thousand years free of torture if he would murder his own son. The pair battled fiercely, but Dante gained the upper hand and he kicked his father into a pot of b...
The City of Dis
Dante had the demon named Phlegyas charge the city when he saw Lucifer within by announcing his intent to marry Beatrice. When he struck Phlegyas down, Dante chased after Lucifer. It was revealed that the more mundane orders from the king during the Crusades began to test Dante's patience, making him prone to anger and doubts on the value of the lives to their prisoners. The sixth circle of Hell was for the heretics who pressed their religions upon others. As they traveled through the halls o...
The souls are boiling in a vast river of blood from their own victims which was the violence that they inflicted upon others. Dante and Virgil entered the seventh circle: Violence. Helped across the river by Nessus, they encountered a vast forest which Dante heard a familiar cry. The forest was a place that the souls are condemned for committing acts of violence upon themselves. They are suicide victims. Dante encountered his mother who was growing from the sapling of a tree and she was in pa...
Virgil parted ways with Dante upon entering the realm of Fraud which was the eighth circle by telling him that he only needed to cross the bridge in order to stop the marriage of Beatrice and Lucifer who are on the opposite end of the bridge and they are setted to be married. As Dante started crossing, he began to reflect upon his own fraudulent behavior. Finally, he realized that he was responsible for the slaughter of the innocent prisoners during the Crusades. This slowed him down at a crucial point and Beatrice finally gave in to her sorrow of Dante's betrayal, wedding Lucifer and fully becoming a demon, losing her wings and rights to Heaven. Lucifer fled, but he sent Beatrice on him. She overpowered him and she forced him to look on his greatest sin, letting him peer into the ninth circle of Treachery. He reflected that he allowed her brother to take the blame for his slaughtering of the prisoners and as a repercussion of his earlier sin of Lust, the husband of the woman that h...
After descending into the cold underground of the traitors and wandering in the dark, he came across a lone female spirit who directed him to the very center of the caverns, but she questioned whether to be trusted or not as her traitorous nature might hint that she was lying or not telling the whole truth. After wandering aimlessly, Dante came across a cavern that was filled with large and frozen chains and he mowed through them only to encounter a demon in the center who appeared to be Lucifer's corporeal form. Freed by the breaking of his chains, he attacked Dante. Dante killed the beast and he was within inches of entering Purgatory where his salvation awaited. However, Lucifer who was freed from his frozen form broke free and he easily overpowered Dante. Lucifer threatened to enter Purgatory and move on to Paradise to bring Hell to Heaven itself. Dante realized that he could not stop Lucifer on his own and using every bit of faith in himself begged to sacrifice his own soul to...In one of Dante's flashbacks and during the various parts of the movie, he was seen wielding his sword and his scythe in a left-handed manner. This could suggest that Dante was actually ambidextrou...Dante and many other character's appearances changed several times throughout the film due to the fact that each section was produced separately by different animators.It was also important to note that Virgil, Beatrice, Francesco, Lucifer and both Dante's scythe and Beatrice's Cross also had various appearances throughout the film.In the film, Dante first acquired his Scythe by claiming it from one of the Arch Demons who was sent to attack him while he and Virgil are riding Charon to Limbo. However, in the actual game, the s...
Dante's Inferno: An Animated Epic is a direct to DVD animated dark fantasy action film released on February 9, 2010. Based on Dante's Inferno video game which is itself loosely based on Dante's Inferno, Dante must travel through the circles of Hell and battle demons, creatures, monsters, and even Lucifer himself to save his beloved Beatrice.
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