Inkheart: Quick Review

I watched Inkheart the other day and I’m ashamed to say I kinda enjoyed it but only kinda. Despite the cardboard acting, it was quite fun to watch. Film follows a guy who can read books to life on a quest to find a book called inkheart for no apparent reason,out of which he read a bunch of “Nasties”, in the process he read his wife into the book. So he has to find this book so he can read his wife out of it.

The story is hideously linier, and predictable and at no point are any of the characters in any perceivable danger, throughout the film there are references to the book the guy has been searching for and it’s overarching plot, it’s merits blah blah blah. To be honest my main problem with this story is that the characters are flawless and two dimensional, where the author has gone to painstaking effort to describe the characters of the book that the main character is hunting for as not being so… It’s like she knows what a good book is, but not how to write one… Not that I’ve read Inkheart, just seen the film, but the characters area all cookie cutter characters who all seem to be flawless… except for the guy who has been read out of the book who’s seeming flaw is that he’s self serving, and cowardly yet heroic, seems a bit kludged…

In all honesty I couldn’t help but think that I’d rather be watching a film of the book Inkheart as it is in the film rather than the actual book inkheart, which is a bit disappointing…

Author: Omar

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