- Director: Iain Softley
- Genre(s): Adventure, Fantasy, Family
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Aug 28, 2011A film that needs to be watch a couple of times and then it grows on you. Nice to see Brendan Frazer in something different, a magical fantasy. A nice family film and the girl playing the daughter, I think she will be seen a lot more by film goers and TV viewers in the future, Eliza Bennett. She also sings the closing credits song which she does very well. I cannot say much more without creating spoilers.… Expand
Sep 5, 2011I've never read the book in which this movie was based on, but as far as fantasy adaptations go, I've read the book and I think this movie followed it quite well.
Fact: In the Harry Potter films, they've spent ten years filming all eight of them. Unlike Harry Potter, this movie started filming in 2006, but was later released in Germany and the UK in 2008 and the USA release in 2009. Wow. New Line Cinema spent three years making this film? Boy, that was lucky. Anyway, on to my opinion.
The only problems that I had with this movie was the lack of dialogue, the overused clichÃ©s, and the flaws.
I do, however, liked the adventure and action in this movie. They seem to be pretty important it keeps you interested in what's going on like most fantasy adaptations. The casting was superb. Brandon Fraser was talented as Mo, Helen Mirren and Jim Broadbent were very entertaining, Paul Bettany did extremely well at his performance, Eliza Bennett's acting was very solid as Meggie, and Andy Serkis was a lot of fun as Capricorn.
The storyline was well-paced, the direction did very well to remain true to the novel, the visuals were very creative, and the film score was very emotive.
Inkheart suffers from its flaws and dialogue, but has a superb cast, neat visuals, and great fantasy action.