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    Dante’s Inferno (2010)

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    Based on Dante Alighieri’s poetic epic The Divine Comedy, this tale follows the events of the crusader Dante and his struggle to both redeem himself and save his lover from Lucifer. After being stabbed in the back by an assassin, Dante is confronted by Death himself, who informs him that his fate has been decided as “Everlasting damnation for [his] sins.’’ Needless to say, Dante isn’t too happy with this, being a man of the lord and all. This leads to a disagreement of such, as he steals Death’s scythe and halves him in two. As if Dante’s day hasn’t been bad enough, he visits his lover Beatrice to find that she has been murdered. If Beatrice had simply died and went to heaven, that might have been acceptable; however, Lucifer then arrives at the scene and drags her soul into the darkness and hell fire. But that doesn’t stop Dante from following suit. Nothing says ‘I love you’ like breaking through the gates of Hell, slaughtering the inhabitants of its nine circles and kicking Satan’s arse up and down to save your girl.

    Phil Hayton
    A lover of old video games, dogs and tea. Creator of the video series 'Through The Techades' and something of a history geek.

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