Monday, 2 July 2012

Ink (2009)

Ink is a difficult movie to define.  It's one of those indie flicks that comes along every so often and just defies expectations.  It's unique, ambitious, creative and intelligent and despite being low budget, it's more ambitious than movies made for mutli-millions of dollars.

The story is about a little girl whose soul is taken by a creature known as Ink, who hopes to use it in order to join a group of supernatural creatures known as Incubi, who are responsible for creating nightmares.  The Storytellers, who are the group responsible for creating good dreams, follow Ink through reality and the dream world.  In addition, the little girls father, a man looking for overcome his own troubles, is wrenched into the nightmare.

That's all you're getting, because there's too much going on here and I don't want to spoil it.  You really need to watch it because it's one of a kind.  There's a lot more going on with Ink than would appear on the surface, and I suspect it's going to take repeated viewings to appreciate it in its entirety, but I guess that's what's so great about it.  It's one of those movies that you'll probably get something new from each time you watch it.

A truly beautiful, bizarre and mesmerising movie that needs to bee seen.


  1. I once read a few glowing reviews for this, but for whatever reason I never bothered to watch it. Guess I really need to check this out soon.

  2. It's very good. If you like movies like Dark City and Donnie Darko you'll probably enjoy it, even though it's totally different to both of those.