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Movie Review: Inkheart

Sunday, January 25, 2009
I saw Inkheart last night with a bunch of friends. I'm going to cut this review short and say that it was pretty "meh" and might be fun to rent, but it's not that great.

What the movie made me think about, however, is lack of imagination. The whole concept is that there are people (including Brendon Fraser's character) who can magically bring things to life from books. Having figured this out and having experienced tragedy, he doesn't read out loud anymore, until he's trying to save his wife, daughter, and at the same time fight the bad guys.

So with this talent, you'd think you could recruit a bunch of good guys from books to help you out. But no, the opportunity is missed, and the movie is much worse for that lack of imagination. It's like I've always wondered why characters who could fly always ran away from people. Why not fly? It'll get you out of range a lot faster!

If a character has a certain ability, why not exploit it? I'm not saying over-use it, but it's certainly an advantage that would make a handy addition to any skill-set. Why not use it?

I just don't get it, and that was frustrating me through the whole movie.


Blogger Julien Chambers said...

I actually enjoyed it... it was a fun kids movie. :)

8:39 AM, January 26, 2009  
Blogger Patience_Crabstick said...

I was disappointed with the Inkheart movie. The book is so much better, and a lot scarier to.

1:58 PM, January 27, 2009  

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