Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Inkheart Movie

My jaw dropped when I saw how long the line was at the cinema ticket counter yesterday. It was a Wednesday and the tickets are cheaper on Wednesdays.

My mom tried to get another lady to buy for us but she said that only single seats were left and that they were far away from one another. Nah, I still stood in line and waited for my turn. My turn only came about 30 minutes later! One ticket for the Inkheart movie cost RM6 or USD1.67. And I managed to get good seats.

Anyway, how did you find the movie? I haven't read the book yet but I bought it a few days ago. I believe in watching the movie first before reading the book. Had bad experience with Harry Potter, that's why.

The cast was kind of star-studded. Brendan Fraser, Helen Mirren, Andy Serkis, Paul Bettany, Sienna Guillory, and Jennifer Connelly is Roxane? Who's Roxane?? Meggie was played by Eliza Bennett from Nanny McPhee.

I don't know if the story stayed true to the book but it was exciting nevertheless. The story starts with Meggie and Mo in the midst of buying books when Dustfinger approaches them. Dustfinger is desperate to return to the book where he came from: Inkheart written by Fenoglio.

Mo is a Silvertongue. He has the ability to read characters in and out of books! Therefore, it seems that he's the only one who can help Dustfinger. But, yes of course there's a but, Mo has stopped reading aloud ever since his wife mysteriously disappeared many years ago. He's afraid of what'll happen if he reads aloud again.

Dustfinger appears to be selfish because of the way the author created him. Mo wants to get his wife back. Meggie doesn't know anything about it until now.

There's also a Farid from 'Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves' who came out of the book when Mo read aloud. The audience in the cinema seemed to like him best, I think. They laughed whenever he uttered his lines. Well, he did get the witty lines. Is he just as witty in the book?

Exciting, magical, adventure-filled and bookish: that's what Inkheart the movie is.


  1. Where are you from? Im from Kuching and the cinema comes with long queue as well....but the ticket price is Rm10

  2. Justin: Penang! Do you have GSC cinemas there? It's RM6 on Wednesdays but on normal days RM10 too.

  3. i'm glad you enjoyed the movie!

    roxane is dustfinger's wife, the lady with dark hair wearing red that you see, mouthing to him to 'come home'.

  4. zyrin: Oh yeah, Dustfinger's wife! No wonder she looked a little familiar in the movie but I couldn't place the actress.

    Thank you for the info! Now I can stop cracking my head trying to recall who's Roxane. :D

  5. I hear the movie is good. I read the books and they're excellent stories but I'm not terribly keen on the author's style (maybe it's lost something in translation since the originals are in German). - Daphne Lee

  6. I have bad dream about books after watched this movie. Haha.

    But, I like the book-version more! :)

  7. Daphne: Yeah, the movie's quite good, go watch it and see for yourself! But it still can't beat Stardust.

    I find it fascinating too that it's been translated from German!

    Cahaya: Wow, nightmares?? What did the books do to you? :D Hope the dreams didn't you scare away from books altogether!

  8. I left you a little something on my blog...

  9. Trisha: Hey! Aww, thanks for thinking of me, Trisha! Thank you. =)

  10. two went for a movie? That's unbelievable LOL The movie was listed on our flight but I don't like fantasy only Stardust :P

  11. Sister: Yes, I think it's her first movie in many years! I've asked her if she wants to watch Changeling later too. Looks like she might be interested since Angelina Jolie's in it.


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