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"Inkheart" movie

simplyaven
Grey Havens


Jan 29 2009, 4:02pm

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Has anyone seen it already? Andy Serkis in it tempts me to see it Smile

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Ainu Laire
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Jan 29 2009, 4:20pm

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A wonderful, charming read. Creative plot line, interesting and unique characters, and kept me interested until the end.

While the critics rate the film somewhat poorly (C average), Yahoo users give a B+ average rating, and from scanning over them it seems to be just a good family movie. No Oscar piece, but something to enjoy with family or friends. I plan on seeing it sometime. I wish it was advertised a little bit more, though.

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simplyaven
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Jan 29 2009, 5:44pm

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I haven't even seen the book in the bookstore. I'll search for it now. Here (Toronto) I saw a number of commercials on the TV about the movie. In fact, that's how I learned about it. I checked the website an dit's also pretty nicely done. I''ll see it, sounds like good one. Thanks, Ainu Laire! Smile

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silneldor
Half-elven


Jan 30 2009, 12:10am

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My son and i saw it on free tuesdee movie night and we thought it was a very fair family fantasy movie. It had a little bit of a Harry Potter-Disney-ish - IndianaJones and even a little LOTR;s feel to it. The main character was the same one that starred in 'Journey to the Center of the Earth' It did keep our interest all the way through.

The setting was fascinating with the architecture and the landscape for sure.
And yes Andy was was a really bad boy in this film. There as no smeagol side to him here. No,no preciousLaugh

I believe you will find it worth your while.

''What connects Nature to the spiritual, or requires the presence of the latter? In positive terms, as Alkis Kontos points out, when nature was still largely experienced as integral, alive and active, 'It was the spiritual dimension of the world, its enchanted, magical quality that rendered it infinite, not amenable to complete calculability; spirit could not be quanified; it permitted and invited mythologization.' And I would add, it still is and does.''
Patrick Curry-Defending Middle-Earth-Tolkien: Myth and Modernity - chapter: 'The Sea: Spirituality and Ethics.'

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In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
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simplyaven
Grey Havens


Jan 30 2009, 12:40am

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is Brendon Fraser (spelling?), isn't it? Or the daughter? I read a little bit on the website but didn't have time to go further. Thanks very much for the feedback, Sineldor! I've been looking towards seeing something family oriented and preferably fantasy Smile

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morganlyfe
Rivendell


Jan 30 2009, 12:43am

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It's pretty good. [In reply to] Can't Post

I read the book a few years ago, and I loved it!

I was worried when they first said they were making it into a movie, since it's pretty much a book about reading books, and it didn't seem very screen friendly to me. But they did a good job.

They also reference two of my favorite books in it (Huck Finn and, of course, LotR) , so that gave it plus points on my list.

While it wasn't a fantastic movie, I went to see it with my dad and we definitely both enjoyed it. It's not as good as the book, but it's worth watching. I'd recommend it :)

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simplyaven
Grey Havens


Jan 30 2009, 2:25am

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Just reminded me another of my favourite movies which is also about reading books - the Never Ending Story Heart I will certainly read the book too since so many of you are saying it's good! Thank you for sharing! Smile

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