Based on the Inkheart trilogy of novels
by Cornelia Funke, this movie is revolves around the first book and
around Mortimer Folchart who has the ability to draw out the characters
of a book into the “real world”.
Unfortunately for Folchart and those
around him, he unwittingly unleashes a plethora of villains and of
course, it’s up to Folchart and co. to set the world right again.
enough, Brendan Fraser plays the role of Mortimer Folchart who seems to
have been born for this role and even though he has been stereotyped
from the Mummy movies, he works quite well as the everyman hero in
So what about the story? The movie begins with Meggie (Eliza
Hope), the teenage daughter of Mortimer who is reluctant to believe her
father’s gift of summoning people from books into the real-world,
however she does remember that when she was small, her father suddenly
stopped reading to her.
On a holiday to Europe, they encounter a
dishevelled man who demands for Mortimer to send him back into his world
which causes our hero to change his holiday destination in order to
visit his aunt who is played by the delightful Helen Mirren.
the man they encountered called Dustfinger finds Mortimer and brings
with his an assortment of other characters who have been summoned from
the book. We also learn that Mortimer has the ability to send real
people into books, hence the disappearance of Meggie’s mother and from
here a strange tale of fictional characters and adventure begins.
action, comedy and drama, Inkheart is an interesting tale of absolute
power corrupts absolutely and how one man and his family must right the
wrongs of the past in this entertaining movie that will be loved by
children of all ages, more specifically those over ten as some of the
scenes are a little frightful.
With some impressive special effects
which only compliments the story, the video and audio quality is quite
exceptional for Blu-ray and will only make the story just that more