Based on the first book in Cornelia Funke’s Inkheart trilogy, this is a children’s movie staring Brendan Fraser (The Mummy), Andy Sirkis (Lord of the Rings), Eliza Bennett (Nanny McPhee), Helen Mirren (Red, Red 2), Paul Bettany (Avengers), and Jim Broadbent (Moulin Rouge).
As of watching this movie I have not read the books, but my library has them so I’ll seek them out at some point and then watch the movie again. But for now, this is the first time I’ve watched this movie.
I do enjoy Elinor and can relate to her (and her marvelous library!) very well. The idea that characters and people can be read into and out of books is also an interesting concept. I like how the characters separate, find each other, and separate again, each with their own story lines to complete.
I enjoyed all the actors in this movie, Helen Mirren is great, Andy Sirkis is an old friend from LotR, and Brendan Fraser is a good improbable hero (though I still think he’s a better hero in The Mummy trilogy). I also really love that characters from my favorite books appear to save the day.