Running Time: 106 Minutes
One Sentence: Good enough for the whole family.
In what will surley be good news to all you parents out there, after seeing Inkheart I said to my friends, if I had kids I would be thankful that this movie was as good as it was. It seems like with the utter pile of live action CG crap that comes out for the "family," that a movie that is at least tolerable is a godsend to parents who must sit through, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D 3 million times at home. I have started feeling more for parents, as I get invited to family movies and they are just horrible, and now I understand what they must go through, so I now also am relieved when a movie like Inkheart comes out.
Now this is not the family movie of the year, far from it, but for a late Janunary release with Brendan Fraser in it, it could have been worse, a whole lot worse. The movie has an original story, was magical, well thought out and while the action and adventure was toned down a bit of the family the movie does not fail to make you interested in the characters, and care about what is going to happen in the end. It felt like it had a hint of that Harry Potter magic to it, a fantasy world, new and exciting creatures or bad guys and lots of magic type things about.
The movie is still toned down for kids, has some horrible editing in it, that left me confused on some parts, and really really bad audio. I had problems understanding some of thier speech sometimes and the movie has a total kids feel to it. I still am going to say that if you want to go to the movies this weekend Inkheart would be good for everyone. If you don't have kids, I don't think you need to go check this one out, it just isn't quite good enough.