Review: INKHEART (2009)
It’s the beginning of a new year and what better way to start it than by a movie review?! On the menu: INKHEART, starring Brendan Fraser, Andy Serkis, Eliza Bennett, Paul Bettany, Sienna Guillory, Helen Mirren, and Jim Broadbent.
Unfortunately, Inkheart didn’t live up to what it could have been. I read the script back when they were still in the process of casting it, and thought it was pretty good, but for some reason it didn’t translate too well on screen. Plus the fact that I was anticipating everything that was happening didn’t help.
Of all the problems the movie had, the mere fact that Mo’s (Brendan Fraser) daughter, Meggie, had a British accent when he is obviously an American, that just made no sense (and it was never made clear whether they were in England), that was already a bad start. And it just didn’t get that much better. Don’t get me wrong, there were some ok moments, and I particularly enjoyed Paul Bettany’s performance, but that just wasn’t enough to make it a good movie. Speaking of actors, the movie does feature quite a great cast, so if all else fails, at least you get to watch some pretty good performances.
Overall, I think Inkheart could be enjoyed if you watched it on TV, sitting on your comfortable couch at home and not thinking, “I paid $13 bucks for this.”
Now that we got our thoughts about the movie out, it’s time to tell you a little more about the story.
Inkheart is based on the book of the same name by Cornelia Funke, which tells the story of Mo Folchart and his 12-year old daughter, Meggie. While both of them share a love for books, Mo has been keeping a secret from Meggie, when he reads a book out loud he can bring the characters to life. But because the world needs balance, if someone comes out of the book, someone else has to go in. Which happened to Meggie’s mom, Resa, when Meggie was only three. Ever since that day, Mo has been trying to find the book, Inkheart, he was reading to bring her back out. Unfortunately, Capricorn, the villain of Inkheart, has other plans for Mo.
Daemon’s Movies Rating: C – Inkheart is not worth more money than a RENTAL (and hopefully more than one person will be watching with you. Split the cost).
If you had the opportunity to watch this movie over the weekend, then share your thoughts below. Did you enjoy it or do you wish you could get a refund?