All contents are for information purpose only, without any expressed or implied warranties. Paul Bettany is called upon to do a little more and his performance is the true standout here, showing the menacing trickery and tortured desperation of a man anxiously trying to get home. Fraser basically plays Rick O'Connell again here, just with a different name but the same likable presence he always brings. When his daughter was a small child, he read her the book Inkheart, unleashing the fire-juggler Dustfinger Paul Bettany and worse, the bandit Capricorn Andy Serkis and his posse. Fraser is Mo the silver-tongue. . And then you have Helen Mirren, playing Mo's feisty Aunt, and Jim Braodbent, playing the kooky author of Inkheart, both adding much needed comic relief.
No part of this website may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission of News Facto. Now, 10 years later Meggie discovers the truth and it's up to her to escape Capricorn's evil grasp. Just he is confronted by Dustfinger, who desperately wants to go back home, and Capricorn, who has built quite a life for himself in the real world and wants Mo to read to make him more dominant, including setting the most catastrophic villain from Inkheart, The Shadow, at his control. The special effects are also brilliant and seamless. So even if the plot holes in the screenplay are fairly gaping Why can't characters write and then read their way out of danger? The tornado ripping through Capricorn's castle offers non-stop excitement, and The Shadow, a villain composed of dust and fire for a mouth and eyes, is both suspenseful and frightening and is one of the best-looking fantasy characters i've seen since Ralph Fiennes as Voldemort.
Everything is here for a quality fantasy; danger, heroism, colorful characters, and love and the direction remains fast-paced and tense always. One night he brings out three characters from Inkheart, a story set in medieval times and filled with magical beings. As they came out, his wife Ressa Sienna Guillroy went in. All the elements are there for an entertaining movie, including Brendan Fraser again walking into the adventurer role and having it fit like white on rice. Bennett is not an annoying little kid but a fairly decent young actress and Andy Serkis more than fills the need for a glowering, power-mad villain.
Capricorn and Basta, two villains, and Dustfinger, a fire-eater. He can make any character or object from a book come to life and on a sad note, he discovered this power too late. Mo has the special talent to bring characters out of books. Regardless, it offers two hours of escapist fantasy and in the cold early months, that's the kind of stuff that does the body good. I've not read Funke's book but I can imagine its been packed down for a better flow but screenwriter David Lindsay-Abaire always keeps track of the message and director Ian Softley does a nice job of keeping things moving. This type of role is his niche and he doesn't disappoint.
Now 9 years later, Mo is traveling with his daughter Meggie Eliza Hope Bennett to live with an Aunt Helen Mirren , but more importantly to find another copy of the book so he can set his wife free. . . . .
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