Book vs. Movie: Inkheart

Hello my lovely readers!
A few days ago I wrote a post on Cornelia Funke’s wonderful novel Inkheart. I was pretty excited that there is a movie adapation and of course sat down to watch it immediately after I finished the book. But was it worth the time? (By the way, stay tuned for reviews on book 2+3, Inspell and Inkdeath!)

 

The Plot:
Meggie, a twelve-year-old girl, looks out the window of her room and sees a strange man standing in the yard. Little does she know that his appearance is bound to change her life forever.
This stranger is from another world, a world created with ink on paper. And Meggie’s father Mo brought him here. Him, and some darker characters…

 

Book vs. Movie:
I already covered my opinion on the book in detail, so let’s just do a quick summary: the novel as absolutely wonderful. The story is unique, the characters are to die for. It’s simply magical. Inkheart is a special book that connects in a certain way with everyone who loves to read. This novel will never let you go.
So, let’s talk about the film. Cornelia Funke herself is on board as producer, the cast list consists of Hollywood’s finest actors. What could go wrong here? The answer is: everything. Continue reading

Movie Mania: The Tourist

The movie “The Tourist” which was shot by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck in 2010 is based on the French film Anthony Zimmer. Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie play the leading roles in this thriller.

The Story:

The movies revolves around a guy named  Alexander Pearce. Both Scotland Yard as well as the French police are hot on his heels as he owes the state 744 million of taxes. To find him they closely watch his girlfriend Elise. Continue reading