I just watched the movie Inkheart today and thought it was a great movie. I went looking online for more about it and was disappointed to see pretty low reviews of the movie, so I decided to review it myself.
Inkheart the movie is based off of a book with the same name by Cornelia Funke. I have not read the book yet but intend to now since the movie was so good. Maybe I’ll review that too when I finally get around to it.
The movie is of a genre that I like to call fairy-tale. This is the same genre that wonderful movies like The Princess Bride and Stardust belong in. (If you have never heard of either of those movies, then you must queue them up in Netflix or run to a rental store immediately! I’m serious, why are you still reading this!) These movies are wonderful escapes from reality that the whole family can enjoy, and as a father of two, that is very important to me.
Inkheart is full of action and adventure that amazingly is able to remain clean. This movie contains a love story, fighting, monsters, treasure, and the journey home. It also is based on one of my favorite hobbies, the wonderful world of books.
Characters of books actually come to life in Inkheart thanks to the main character. I will remain vague so that I don’t give away any details. Let’s just say that there are villians, people that need to be rescued, and wonderfully flawed main characters. The characters range from the believable to the magically, but all of them are fairly well developed. I was able to connect with the characters very well thanks to the developement.
The plot of the movie was wonderful and kept me on the edge of my seat. It also ended in a pretty feel good way so that the whole family was satisfied. Also, as a side note, I did love the actors in the movie. Brendan Fraiser, Sienna Guillory, and Paul Bettany did a wonderful job in this movie.
I give Inkheart the movie 5 out of 5 bears and I encourage you all to watch it when you get a chance. Fortunately it is already out on DVD and Bluray, so you can just rent it. The reason that I gave it 5 out of 5 bears because I consider the movie an “own worthy” movie, which means I am going to buy it.