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Inkheart, 1/23/2009 (Brendon Fraser, Fantasy)

Old 12-19-08, 06:28 AM
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Inkheart, 1/23/2009 (Brendon Fraser, Fantasy)

I know there hasn't exactly been a shortage of Brendon Fraser movies and fantasy films lately, but the trailer for this looked pretty decent:

http://www.inkheartmovie.com/

Anybody see a sneak peak of it yet or read the book?
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Old 01-24-09, 11:37 AM
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Time to bump this thread because the movie opened yesterday.

I went to see it with a couple of friends. Two of us had read the books (Inkheart and sequel Inkspell, award-winning young adult fantasy novels by German author Cornelia Funke) and one hadn't. We all enjoyed it. The theater was about a third full for the 7 PM opening; I was surprised it had that many because I've seen no publicity and the books aren't widely known in the USA, so far as I am aware. Pretty good number of kids in the audience; the movie is suitable for children, in my judgment.

It has been some years since I read the book, but the changes I noticed seemed well done to condense the story for movie purposes. The member of our group who hadn't read the book had no trouble following what was going on. The highlight of the movie for my friends (who have adult children) was seeing a young boy, perhaps 5 years old, after the movie rubbing his his hands together to try to create fire, in the manner of the fire juggler character Dustfinger. They got a kick out of that.

So, I found Inkheart to be a pretty good light fantasy and thought the adaptation from the novel was well done. (In addition to Inkheart and Inkspell, I've read English translations of several other novels by the author, but not the recently released third book in the "Ink" trilogy: Inkdeath.)

Link to Inkheart teaser and trailer:
http://www.movie-list.com/trailers.php?id=inkheart

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Re: Inkheart, 1/23/2009 (Brendon Fraser, Fantasy)

Was this film supposed to be released Fall of 2008? I think I read somewhere it was. If so, it seems the studio has no faith in the movie dumping during January. I know the reviews are mixed on RT, but user reviews are pretty good. I want to catch it on the big screen.
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Re: Inkheart, 1/23/2009 (Brendon Fraser, Fantasy)

It was released in the fall in other parts of the world.
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Re: Inkheart, 1/23/2009 (Brendon Fraser, Fantasy)

Did Brendon Fraser fire his agent or something? He went from being in nothing but direct to dvd/b-movies to 3 mainstream films in a row.... Don't get me wrong he did some really good work in some very good independent films like The Air I Breathe, The Last Time, & Journey to the End of the Night but before recently his last big film was Crash.
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Re: Inkheart, 1/23/2009 (Brendon Fraser, Fantasy)

Originally Posted by Daytripper View Post
Was this film supposed to be released Fall of 2008? I think I read somewhere it was. If so, it seems the studio has no faith in the movie dumping during January. I know the reviews are mixed on RT, but user reviews are pretty good. I want to catch it on the big screen.
My understanding was that it was released in Germany in December. It has been scheduled for January here for quite some time.

Release dates (from boxofficemojo.com):
Germany 12/11/08
Switzerland 12/11/08
Austria 12/12/08
UK 12/12/08
Brazil 12/25/08
Iceland 12/26/08
Singapore 1/22/09
Malaysia 1/22/09
Puerto Rico 1/22/09
Taiwan 1/23/09
Turkey 1/23/09
USA/Canada 1/23/09

Most countries have yet to see a release.

The foreign total is $17M as of January 18.
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Re: Inkheart, 1/23/2009 (Brendon Fraser, Fantasy)

The trailer looks good. It's already out so I may as well check it out.
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Re: Inkheart, 1/23/2009 (Brendon Fraser, Fantasy)

Originally Posted by lizard View Post
My understanding was that it was released in Germany in December. It has been scheduled for January here for quite some time.

Release dates (from boxofficemojo.com):
Germany 12/11/08
Switzerland 12/11/08
Austria 12/12/08
UK 12/12/08
Brazil 12/25/08
Iceland 12/26/08
Singapore 1/22/09
Malaysia 1/22/09
Puerto Rico 1/22/09
Taiwan 1/23/09
Turkey 1/23/09
USA/Canada 1/23/09

Most countries have yet to see a release.

The foreign total is $17M as of January 18.
Just read on IMDB that this has been sitting on the shelf for over a year.
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Re: Inkheart, 1/23/2009 (Brendon Fraser, Fantasy)

Originally Posted by Torchur317 View Post
Did Brendon Fraser fire his agent or something? He went from being in nothing but direct to dvd/b-movies to 3 mainstream films in a row.... Don't get me wrong he did some really good work in some very good independent films like The Air I Breathe, The Last Time, & Journey to the End of the Night but before recently his last big film was Crash.
You left out "Gods and Monsters".
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Re: Inkheart, 1/23/2009 (Brendon Fraser, Fantasy)

I generally enjoyed this film, Fraser was no where as annoying as he was in 'Journey to the Center of the Earth'
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Re: Inkheart, 1/23/2009 (Brendon Fraser, Fantasy)

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You left out "Gods and Monsters".
No I didn't,he was still on top of his game at that time of his career....
He was doing bigger films like The Mummy,Blast from the Past, & others....
I was talking about around 2004 to 2008....
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