Inkheart(in Hollywood Movies) Inkheart (2008) - Download Movie for mobile in best quality 3gp and mp4 format. Also stream Inkheart on your mobile, tablets and ipads
Plot: A young girl discovers her father has an amazing talent to bring characters out of their books and must try to stop a freed villain from destroying them all, with the help of her father, her aunt, and a storybook's hero Runtime: 106 mins Release Date: 12 Dec 2008
If you go to see this film with an open mind about it, then you're going to enjoy it as much as I did. If you watch it and are nitpicking all the way through, you're not going to enjoy it.For me the whole thing had the same feel to it as the book - the film was a little rushed but overall it flowed very well and to be honest Cornelia's book doesn't have the best flow in the world . I think things that needed to be explained were explained well, and nothing would have confused me if I hadn't read the book beforehand.This is a very good film which hopefully will delight all <more>
fans of Inkheart as much as it delighted me. I am very pleased with it because it's almost like they took the book and put it into film version, with a few tweaks they are rather large ones, but they worked well .It is good as a stand-alone project and also as a film companion to the book. Without the book this is a very good film, but with the book it's even better because its as true to the book as I think they could do with changes, of course, but thats what makes it able to be a stand-alone film .The opportunity for doing the sequels is still there, but if they didn't want to the film wraps up nicely.
Shows just how amazing Books can be!~! (by Roxburyfunny1)
The first question I was asked after I saw this movie. "What book would you bring to life?" I just started books left and right and the thoughts and possibilities are endless. Brendan Fraser is so well known with of course action films and what not that seeing him doing family films is really enjoyable not only because he is very believable and talented but he chooses very good scripts. This film especially brings out the most fascinating and wonderful things like just all the books with Library and the old fashion bookstores. I honestly wanted to just go and pick a book after this <more>
and get swept up in to their world just like I always do. Paul Bettany I never expect anything less from him and he is just brilliant with everything he does. Rafi Gavron added the comic relief to this film along side Jim Broadbent and Sienna Guillory was just a phenomenal actress. Helen Mirren is just fun and a delight to watch on screen. She played her role perfectly as did everyone in this film. The special effects were beyond belief and all the stories brought in to this film, it was so neat to see characters from them. I would really love for them to continue on and maybe shoot the next two films back to back and give us InkSpell and Ink Death. InkHeart as a book looked amazing and I really wish I could have known what that story was about. This is really just a feel good family film and you can't go wrong with it or even a book.
After years and years of waiting, I finally got to go see this movie last night. Needless to say I was extremely excited, and a little nervous. I've had my heart broken by books-into-movies before, and I really didn't want that to be the case here.Fortunately, my fears were unfounded, for the most part. I loved this movie. Absolutely adored it. I had a few problems with it, but overall it was fantastic. So let's go through the list.Dustfinger. I cannot say enough. He was perfect, exactly how I have always imagined him. It was so fantastic to see a character like him brought to <more>
life, a character that is so torn between the fate that was written for him, and his own desires. Torn between the personality that he's supposed to have, and his growing sense of honor and loyalty. Paul Bettany played it perfectly. I will forever now re-read the book with him in mind, and to me, that is a great thing. So yeah. He was awesome. *thumbs up* Now, Fenoglio. I was surprised to find myself quite annoyed by him for his first few minute of screen time, but I slowly grew to appreciate what his personality brought to the film. And he had some fantastic lines. Look, it's Basta! Isn't he awful?? His total fascination with the world that he created, even while he was in danger made me laugh. So I'm OK with the changes to his personality.Meggie was good, not amazing, but good. She's a decent actress, and she brought out the emotion necessary. Her interaction with Farid was very cute, and I can certainly see their relationship growing if they make Inkspell.I was surprised when Farid turned out to be surprisingly good-looking. *laughs* I'm not much of a fangirl, but the people I went to see this with were fangirls, and they made lots of noise. Again, good actor, not amazing, but good, and I liked that they showed off his athletic skills with all the roof-jumping and running about. And his attachment to Dustfinger was hysterical.Elinor was very enjoyable to watch, especially when she roared down the road on her rented motorcycle. Her spunk and enthusiasm impressed me, and I wished she had gotten a bigger part.Capricorn was fun to watch, and I loved the duct tape line. He manage to pull of eerily sinister and slightly funny at the same time.Basta's mustache cracked me up. And he was so short! I would have liked if he had a bigger role as well.Mo was perfectly cast, and it was fun to see him take on the role. I was disappointed when he didn't read the ending that finished Capricorn off, and that brings me to my gripes with the movie.Meggie was not supposed to be able to write the ending. Only Fenoglio can. That kind of screws up the next book. I was disappointed with that.And, of course, the very ending. Dustfinger was NOT supposed to go back in the book. I don't care if it wasn't a happy ending! That's what the next book is for! Although it's not a happy ending in that either. I heard that originally they stayed true to the book, but preview-screening audiences wanted a happy ending for him, so they re-shot it. If that's true, DARN YOU, PREVIEW SCREENING AUDIENCES. Dustfinger is the tragic anti-hero! He's not supposed to have a happy ending! ARGH! On a happier note, my group and friends and I practically screamed with happiness when Fenoglio mentioned a new character he was thinking up.. a master thief, stealing like a bluejay. Subtle hinting for the next two movies?! In conclusion, I loved it, but will never watch the last five minutes again, and instead pretend they did it the way the book ends.
Went to watch this film last night, now I'm not a big fan of Brendan Fraser but I enjoyed him in this film, he plays a loving father who just wants to protect his little girl, don't worry I haven't given anything at all away about this film. The acting was very good, the story was very Walt Disney which I love when watching a fantasy film, the cast isn't full of good looking stars but at the end of the day what Fantasy films are? If you love watching your children smile when watching a film then go and see it but also if you're an adult who loves a little bit of romance <more>
then go and watch this film, you'll understand why I said that once you have.
They had me at "Hay". Hay-on-Wye, that is, the English town that's riddled with antiquarian bookstores, and where Inkheart begins surrounded with books. There are books wall to wall. We're awash in books. Buried in books. Whispering books, talking books and no, I don't mean the recorded kind , living books. As in Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next series, it's possible for people in the bookworld to enter ours, and vice versa. But what it takes is a silvertongue, a person who can read aloud and make the printed word come to life. Brendan Fraser, Eliza Hope <more>
Bennett, Paul Bettany, Andy Serkis, and Helen Mirren are the featured actors, and they're all excellent, but the real star of this film is the written word in all its glory, joy, majesty, power, and beauty. A wonderful film in every sense of the word. Word!
That song with the closing credits is amazing. What a star we have here in Eliza Burnett. Could it be released as a single? Why not? The orchestral soundtrack is also just so atmospheric.I had never read any of the books but found the whole film astounding in it's imagery and story. At over 50 years of age I thought I couldn't go "wow" anymore. How wrong I was.The film had that special blend where reality starts to merge with the magical. It creeps up on you until you are taken along with the flow. Just go and experience a great film. Do not leave until the final credits <more>
Inkheart is a highly enjoyable film. But it is NOT the book. (by Elswet)
Let me begin by saying I have read the book and most of the second. When I saw the trailer, there were so many elements I could not place that I presumed this film would be some combination of all three books, and almost did not see it as I had not yet read the last book. I'm glad I did not succumb to this temptation.The movie itself is loosely based on Funke's book. That's right, "book." It is actually NOT based on all three books, but rather, just as the title implies, the initial Inkheart. The elements I could not identify were never in the book. So...If you're a <more>
book fan and are unable to separate the literary story from a film adaptation, you WILL be disappointed. But honestly, if you're looking for something that bears more than a slight resemblance to the book, you still may be disappointed by the omissions, rearrangements, and substitutions.But do let me say that Brendan Frasier is a wonderful Mo. The casting choice of Eliza Hope Bennett as Meggie was a bit of a surprise, but she is lovely and does very well as Meggie. Paul Bettany is a beautifully tragic Dustfinger. Wow, what a performance Bettany gives! I was also surprised by Helen Mirren's casting as Aunt Elinor, but she was a capable and endearing Elinor. I was even impressed by Rafi Gavron's Farid. I can't wait to see where HIS career leads him. He has great promise. They, and the supporting cast, were wonderful. Not one stiff performance. Andy Serkis was also good as Capricorn. I can't say he was "awesome," as he was not nearly as scary as the literary version, and seemed somewhat of a victim of his own circumstances herein, but he was enjoyable, nonetheless.If you have never read the books, however, you may find this as I did; an enchanting lovely fantasy with enigmatic characters and a slick execution style. I enjoyed this work far more than I should have, considering the plethora of WIDE variances from the literary source.All in all, while Inkheart is a highly enjoyable film, it is NOT the book. My advice? Watch the movie. Love the movie. Then read the book and find a hundred new reasons to love it again.It's still fun, it's still wonderful, and it's still enchanting.It rates an 8.2/10 on the movie scale.It rates a 3.5/10 on the adaptation scale.It rates an 8.4/10 on the fantasy scale from...the Fiend :.
Let's face it, it's tough to write a screenplay for a novel as intricately woven as "Inkheart." Some scenes were cut that should have been included and some sections were changed entirely. But isn't it the characters that count? Their development and how true they are to the original work? In that regard, this movie is amazing! Everyone, except for perhaps Basta, was exactly as I pictured, with star performances by the leading cast. Watching Dustfinger blow fire into his fingertips and listening to Mo's voice while he reads treasure from "Arabian Nights?" <more>
It sent shivers up my spine to actually be watching one of my favorite books come alive on screen. And honestly, if we don't give this movie a chance than we're squashing any hopes of ever seeing "Inkdeath" on the big screen. Come on people, give "Inkheart" a chance!
I must say that I am always pleasantly surprised to watch a film without expectations, or the tiniest shred of knowledge, and be completely immersed in its world. With the new fantasy adventure film Inkheart, I experienced just that. Iain Softley's cinematic adaptation of the best-selling novel by Cornelia Funke is a fun and endearing trip. I liken the story to the Neverending Story only inverted. Rather than a boy reading a book and transporting himself into it, the characters here read the book and bring both the protagonists and antagonists to them. There is of course one caveat, for <more>
whatever comes through to Earth, something must go into the book to replace it. Said replacement being our lead's wife shows that there will be a fight for her return and the banishment of those brought over, back to the written word.A very short prologue-type moment helps orient the audience with the magic that Inkheart brings. We learn that Brendan Fraser's Mortimer Folchart is a "Silvertongue", or person who reads the written word and brings it to reality. Unknown to him until he starts reading a story to his daughter, my one gripe is that he never found out earlier with the horrible things he lets in later, you'd have to think something more than Red Riding Hood's cape would have come through in his past , the danger of his power isn't felt completely until two villains and a street performer from this obscure novel arrive, sending his wife Resa, Sienna Guillory in a role I wish would have let us see more of her , into the abyss, trapped. The real story at hand begins nine years after with Folchart and his daughter who doesn't know about that past event and just believes her mother left them. Supposedly taught in boarding schools on the gowhy else would she have that accentyoung Meggie, played by Eliza Bennett, is an intelligent girl who follows her book repairing father as he searches for a copy of the tale that took his love away. It takes many years, but finally the copy is found; yet with it comes the rediscovery of them by that trapped street performer, Dustfinger, and the realization that Capricorn, the book's main villain, wants Folchart captured to find him power and wealth by reading aloud.What I really enjoyed about the film is that the retrieval of Resa is not the only thing it has going for it. Sure Folchart's motivations are for that alone, but you also have the needs of those people that replaced her. Dustfinger, the ever-brilliant Paul Bettany who owns each and every scene he has here, is just a corrupted man by necessity, not a true villain, only wanting to get back to the family he left behind. This role is the most fleshed out and tragic, trying desperately to get away from the reputation that precedes him from those who've read the story yet unable to break free from the selfish coward he was written as. However, nine years on Earth has changed him; his love and need for his wife has made him into something more than a thief who wields fire and as he says to the author of Inkheart, a fun Jim Broadbent, he controls his own fate. Just the fact that he is out of the book proves that the words written are not the only truth; he can overcome whatever end awaits him on the closing pages of the novel.But he isn't the only side character needing something. The other is Capricorn, a vile man looking to take over Earth as his own. Brought to life by Andy Serkis, the role exudes slime and nefarious doings, showing the talent of this actor most known for playing computer generated characters in Peter Jackson epics. Capricorn is a villain to the end and his flip remarks and lack of compassion make for some laughs as well as a worthy opponent to Fraser's manly man hero as he is a professional now at playing. Fraser is probably the weakest link of the film, but he does the part well and holds together those around him as the common connecting factor.Actually, everything really does end up being pretty well done across the board. It's a fun story that may be predictable, but the characters like Dustfinger are so well formed that you find yourself needing to see how their arcs end up. Even the special effects are pretty to look at, from the wispy clouds as fictional people come to our world to the smoke monster Shadow that arrives later on. And I loved seeing some of literature's best "creatures" in the flesh, held captive at Capricorn's castle. Really, besides some shoddy bluescreen work of Helen Mirren on a unicorn, there is very little to fault in those terms. Heck, the movie even had a fantastic little inside joke for cinema/Hollywood fans with a glimpse at Dustfinger's wife left alone back home. Maybe I shouldn't have laughed when her face appeared on screen, but it was a cute surprise.So, whether the film stays true to the novel, I can't say. All I can relate to filmgoers is that as a fan of family-friendly fantasy films, Inkheart certainly surprised me with its likability and warmth. Maybe not as successful as the classics, Princess Bride, or even 2007's Stardust, Softley still delivers one worth a look. And while Bettany and Serkis may steal the show, deservingly so, it's always nice to watch Brendan Fraser in a part that doesn't scream paycheck. It appears to be too few and far between lately, so I do sincerely hope this one becomes a success at the box office.