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Inkheart (2008) Movie Review

By Newguy

Unlock the Magic of Inkheart with this Movie Review

Unlock the Magic of Inkheart with this Movie Review

Director: Iain Softley

Writer: David Lindsay-Abaire (Screenplay)

Writer: Cornelia Funke (Novel)


Plot: A teenage girl discovers her father has an amazing talent to bring characters out of their books and must try to stop a freed villain from destroying them all, with the help of her father, her aunt, and a storybook’s hero.

Runtime: 1 Hour 46 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Inkheart starts when a book seller Mo (Fraser) travels with his teenage daughter Meggie (Bennett). They help small bookstores restore damaged books. However, Mo is a Silver Tongue, a person who can bring characters from books to life. unfortunately for Mo, his powers had released Dustfinger (Bettany) and Capricorn (Serkis) and his wife Resa (Guillory) was taken.

Now, Capricorn has captured Mo and is forcing him to read from the book. Dustfinger wants to return home and must decide which side of the battle he wants to be on. While Mo does everything he can to protect his daughter and finally rescue his wife.

Verdict on Inkheart

Inkheart is a fantasy adventure following a man who can bring book characters to life. However, his ability has caused damage to his life. Now, the characters he bought to life have come to him to continue their plan to take over the world.

This is the first chapter of a trilogy series of books, where we could have easily seen more if the movie had been more successful. It creates a fascinating world where people can bring book characters to life. The connection to the books we know is entertaining. We get a string of strong performances from the whole cast.

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Final ThoughtsInkheart is an entertaining fantasy adventure.

Inkheart (2008) Movie Review

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