Ink (2009) Movie Review

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Ink (2009)

2009 | R | Drama, Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy
107 minutes / 1h 47min

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Ink Plot Synopsis:

As the light fades and the city goes to sleep, two forces emerge. They are invisible except for the power they exert over us in our sleep, battling for our souls through dreams. One force delivers hope and strength through good dreams; the other infuses the subconscious with desperation through nightmares. John and Emma, Father and Daughter are wrenched into this fantastical dream world battle, forced to fight for John's soul and to save Emma from an eternal nightmare. Separate in their journey, they encounter unusual characters that exist only in their subconscious. Or do they?

Ink (2009) Review

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.

  • Ink Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 8
  • Overall Score: 7.35
  • IMDB: 7.0
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 10.0

About Ink 2009

Title: Ink
Year: 2009
Runtime: 107 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy
Score: 4 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.68/5 stars from 20,000 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 20,000
MPAA Rating: R
Ink Cast Starring: Laurel Harris, Brian Taylor, Rebecca Spicher, Rafael Hernández, Jeremy Walker, Rafael Hernández, Dara Domoto, Ashlee-Rose Barnett, Emily Campbell, Sarah Joyce, Jason Coviello, Carol Van Natta, Ginger Playford, Adrian Hart, Nicole Campbell, Christie Cass, Christopher Soren Kelly, Jazon Khazi, Megan Heffernan, Donny Varra, Alex Harz, Jill Dale, Steve Colligan, Quinn Hunchar, Jason Kotas, Scott Ward, Tim Wilson, Stephen Younger, Melissa Lacome, Sami Hauser
Ink Writers: NA
Ink Director: Jamin Winans
Production: eOne Entertainment Distribution
Language: English
Country: USA