Mortimer “Mo” Folchart has dragged his thirteen year old daughter Meggie across the world after loosing his wife. He restores books for a living, but this only hides his true goal; to find a rare copy of a book titled Inkheart. Aftre locatinga copy in an antique bookshop in some European town, he is approached by a shady character named Dustfinger. Meggie overhears Dustfinger calling her father ‘Silvertongue’and soon discovers that her father has the ability to bring characters out of the books and in to the real world. They escape from Dustfinger heading to Italy to see Meggie’s aunt Elinor Loredan’s, But the evil men of the Capricorn (from the book) abduct them with the intention of forcing Mo to bring the most evil Inkheart character – The Shadow – to Earth.
Imagination goes wild in Inkheart, with Brendan Fraser playing to role of Mo, who knows all too well the power of words. It’s a great tale that has the power to inspire children to read more – unusual for a film – and shows them that character is what you choose to be, rather than what you are told to be.
An inspiring fun romp for the whole family, with a devilishly good role for Gollum’s Andy Serkis.
Reviewed by: Jonathan Read
Rating: [PG] Some scenes may scare very young children
Released on: September 24th, 2009
Stars: Brendan Fraser, Paul Bettany, Helen Mirren, Jim Broadbent, Jennifer Connelly, Sienna Guillory, Andy Serkis, Eliza Hope Bennett, Rafi Gavron, Matt King, Steve Speirs, Jamie Foreman, Stephen Graham, John Thomson, Lesley Sharp, Tereza Srbova, Roger Allam
Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1
Supported Audio: Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
Director: Softley, Iain