Ink (2009)

2009 | Sci-Fi, Drama, Action, Fantasy
107 minutes /

User Score: 71/100


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Ink Review

Synopsis:

A mysterious creature, known as Ink, steals a child's soul in hopes of using it as a bargaining chip to join the Incubi - the group of supernatural beings responsible for creating nightmares.

Ink (2009) is an American 107 minutes long science fiction fantasy film that was shot in several locations in Colorado, USA. Director and writer Jamin Winans (Spin (2005), The Frame (2014), Uncle Jack (2010)) succeeded at executing his second full-length movie brilliantly. Ink contains one reference to masturbation, graphic violence, drug, frightening scenes, tension, suspense, thrills, fantasy and bad language.

Ink was a confusing watch for about the first fifteen minutes, and I second guessed myself whether I want to watch the movie now or later. The story skips back and forth between different characters and their dreams and realities, but the dream sequences are sharp and compelling which made me keep watching. The switches between dreams and nightmares which are confusing enough but then it also entwines the conscious with the subconscious where I am a confused mess at times, but once you get a hang of it, it is good. The Storytellers gives good dreams with strength and hope whereas the Incubi gives you nightmares, thrives on destruction and takes souls.

Emma (Quinn Hunchar - Uncle Jack (2010), A Heart’s Chance (2009), Defining Mel (2013)) who was taken by a creature named Ink in her dreams but she has a group of Storytellers trying to protect her. Emma’s father, John (Christopher Soren Kelly - The Frame (2014), The Tangle (2016), Raw Cut (2013)) started to work more since his wife passed away but has no choice than to find his true self so that he can rescue his daughter. The Storytellers and Ink, who is a strange creature battle after Emma, is taken. Ink fell into place and flowed smoothly once everything started to piece together.

The stylish and slick fight scenes with a mixture of martial arts and pure rage make awesome battles. I was disappointed that we did not get to see the Incubi’s face, but we did get to see a distorted projection which was creepy enough to give you nightmares. The solid soundtrack was on point and flowed nicely with the movie as it sets an eerie disorientating mood.


About Ink (2009)

Title: Ink
Year: 2009
Runtime: 107 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama, Action, Fantasy
Reviewer:
Score: 4 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 3.55/5 stars from 7 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 7
Starring: Jeremy Walker, Rafael Hernández, Brian Taylor, Rebecca Spicher, Jeremy Make, Steve Wilkins, Heath C. Heine, Michael McMinn, Bill Mays, Eme Ikwuakor, Kathy Cagney, Paul Blomquist, Brett Nienberg, Russell Lee Mills, Shelby Malone, LeighAnn Gould, Cooper Sclar, Bryn Reid, Robert A. Webb, Shannan Steele, David Alan Hays, Erika Rochelle Taylor, Will Rosecrans, Joe Wegner, Steve Sealy, Tyler Giallanza, Jen Fiskum, Scott Cooper Ryan, Jillian Dale, Russell Mills
Writers: Jamin Winans
Director: Jamin Winans

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