Overall Rank: 12138
Average Rating: 2.3/4
# of Ratings: 64
Theatrical Release Date: 01/23/2009
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 06/23/2009
Genre: Adventure, Family
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Iain Softley
Actors: Brendan Fraser, Paul Bettany, Andy Serkis, Eliza Bennett, Helen Mirren, Jim Broadbent
Plot: A man has a talent for bringing characters out of books into the real world, but must replace them with a person from the real-world. Ten years after trapping his wife and freeing three characters, including two villains, from Inkheart, he and his daughter seek to send them back but the villains have their own plans. -- Chris Kavan
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Chris Kavan - wrote on 12/26/2009
A fair enough family fantasy - but I'm guessing the book is much better. The story has great potential, but this truncated version can't do it justice. It's a pleasant trifle, just don't expect to be blown away.
Myviewing - wrote on 12/01/2009
I really don't know what to say, I didn't dislike this adaptation, but I wasn't a huge fan of it either. Basically it's a condensed telling of the story that leaves room open for the sequels. The special effects were okay, but they look pretty done before. I liked most of the cast, but to me, Brendan Fraser just felt out of place as Mo. This movie wasn't offensively bad, just not a very remarkable one, which is a bit of a disappointment considering how the book's storytelling was very good and just better overall.
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Mo-Writer - wrote on 12/22/2009
Right after reading the book, I plunged into the movie with moderate hopes. To be honest, I wasn't expecting the movie to be as good as it was.
Brendan Fraser playing Mo seemed like a mistake when I first saw it, but I think he portrayed the character nicely. I was a little concerned with the fact that everyone, including his daughter, had an accent except for him, but that was alright. And the woman that portrayed Meggie's great aunt was suppose to be fat and she wasn't.
As for the story, they tore it to pieces. No matter if they tried to, there's no way they could possibly make Inkspell into a movie, which is probably a good think. Although I do like the happier alternative for Dustfinger (he was always my favorite), with him back where he was born, there's no way to continue the …
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Alan @ Transbuddha - wrote on 01/23/2009
How much do you like fantasy films aimed at kids? That’s really the only question to ask yourself when considering seeing Inkheart. If you enjoyed similar films such as The NeverEnding Story, The Spiderwick Chronicles, and Eragon, you might want to give it a chance. Maybe.
Brendan Fraser stars as a good-hearted but slightly dimwitted hero (hmm, sound familiar?) Mo Folchart. Years ago, accidently, Mo discovered he had the ability to read characters, objects and events out of books. That’s kinda cool, right? But there is a catch - whenever something, or someone, comes out of a book something, or someone, must take its place.
Years have passed with Mo hiding his gift from his daughter (Eliza Bennett) and searching for a copy of a book which holds something precious to them both …
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