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So sad, so sad. Let me shed a tear. I was hoping, hoping, hoping that Inkheart would be a good movie. I really, really wanted to like it. I just couldn’t. After mulling it over for a few days, I still can’t.
It’s based on the book by the same name, by Cornelia Funke. (If you want to see what I thought of the book, check out my review.) I must report that there was some creative license taken with the movie. The characters are not exactly like those in the book, more drama and fantasy are added to the movie, and the plot is changed a bit.
I really hate to say it, but the acting left me feeling like it didn’t really hit the mark. While I think Andy Serkis is very talented, I was not convinced that he really was Capricorn. Farid, I’m afraid, was quite unbelievable. Even Mo was lacking in the convinceability department. (I do make up words; just get used to it.) Surprisingly, two of the characters I most enjoyed were not big players at all–Fenoglio and Flatnose.
I’m sad that I didn’t enjoy Inkheart more, but overall it wasn’t too bad. It just wasn’t my cup of tea, especially when compared to the book.
I recommend Inkheart to young people who like fantasy movies.
Rating: 2 Stars
Until next time…
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