Thursday, January 15, 2009

Inkheart: There Be Danger On Those Pages

Inkheart: Trailer 1 @ Apple Trailers

Inkheart: Trailer 2 @ Apple Trailers

Brendan Fraser somehow seems to have positioned himself as the family action movie star of our time. How he managed to wrangle that given his acting acumen and all around doofiness amazes me. Maybe it's just his natural Canadian charm, I mean when did you ever not like a Canadian?

Inkheart (iHeart) strikes me as the BBC version of Bedtime Stories(BS). BS is not the American version of iHeart just by virtue of it getting an earlier release date, it's just that easy. The parallels are uncanny, read along with me now. iHeart: Stories come to life after reading, BS: Stories come to life after narrating. iHeart: Fuzzy little ferret/marmot creature for the kids, BS: Googly eyed hamster for the kids. iHeart: Brendan Fraser (Canadian (British)) BS: Adam Sandler.

The movie looks solid enough for a kid/family flick with a solidly British cast on the acting end and actually decent looking material on the visual side too. It gets a solid score in the middle of the range.

Inkheart is in theaters January 23rd.

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