Movie Review: Inkheart
Action-packed movie lives up to book—let's read some more!
Do you ever feel the characters in the book that you're reading come alive? That's exactly what happens in the fantasy adventure movie Inkheart.
The movie is being released on January 23. It is based on the imaginative best-selling book by Cornelia Funke and published by Scholastic Inc.
In the movie, Mo, played by Brendan Fraser, and his daughter, Meggie, played by Eliza Bennet, share a love for reading books. Mo has the ability to bring characters to life when he reads a book aloud. Unfortunately, when a character comes out of the story into out world, some form of life from our world has to go in the story.
When Meggie's mother vanishes from reality and goes into the book, Mo searches for a copy of the book Inkheart, so that he can rescue his wife. After Mo finds the book that she's trapped in, a character from the book named Dustfinger comes to warn him that the evil Capricorn is in search of Mo and wants his Inkheart book. Mo and Meggie go off to hide at Meggie's Great Aunt Eleanor's house, for safety.
But that is just the beginning of the movie—and all of their troubles.
Inkheart, the movie, was like being on a thrilling roller-coaster ride! It starts off fast and takes you through unexpected twists and turns. Just like the Matterhorn ride at Disneyland, a big monster makes an appearance too.
Moviegoers will love the story, action, and beautiful scenery, and seeing the strange Inkheart characters and creatures come to life. The actors play their roles well and are believable. In my opinion, the characters from the book come alive on the big screen. I completely lost myself in the movie.
Fans of the Inkheart trilogy (which includes Inkspell and Inkdeath) will notice some differences between the movie and the book, but the story is basically the same. I think fans of Inkheart the novel will not be disappointed.
People who enjoy fantasy, action, and adventure movies like Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia will love this movie. After you see the movie, you'll definitely be hungry for more, so I highly recommend the main course: the Inkheart book series.
The movie is 1 hour and 45 minutes long and is rated PG.
Check out Kid Reporter Mariam El Hasan’s interviews with the cast, director, and author of Inkheart!
And be sure to read more about Inkheart - the book and the movie - at THE STACKS!
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