The American/British/German movie Inkheart was released on January 23, 2009. What would you say if you discovered that your father had the ability to bring characters from a story to life…literally? Meggie (Eliza Bennett) is caught up in her father’s search for a rare book. Mo (Brendan Fraser) finds a copy of the book, but he also finds adventure when a character from the book asks for his help to get back.
This film is filled with great actors such as Helen Mirren (great-aunt Elinor), and Andy Serkis (Capricorn). The location (Liguria, Italy) and photography were overwhelming and the story flowed quite nicely. There was enough action and adventure to keep the audience engrossed as the story unfolded. Helen Mirren was funny as the eccentric great-aunt and Andy Serkis was a truly evil villain. The film was rated PG, so there was no foul language and no traumatic scenes which might terrify children.
I did do a review of this film a couple years ago, but apparently it was lost in a computer crash. At that time, I believe that I gave this film a 4, but after watching it again, I am going to give it 5 stars out of 5. It is appropriate for all ages and does not talk down to children.
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