Here’s another movie about a man with a unique and rare ability, to bring to life the characters from the books that he reads. If he reads it out-loud, that is. So if he don’t want to create disaster, he can always reads to himself. (on a side note, I’ve read somewhere that reading out-loud is a rare gift in the past. Only those with high intelligence can do it, people like da Vinci for example. It seemed that even-though that man can read, he can only read it out-loud. Huh, funny, right?)
I like this movie because it’s a story about books. Oh how I love books being a vociferous reader myself. I could lose myself in a a book (or a
Movie), much to the chagrin of those close to me. These days, I use my iPhone and loads e-books inside it. Pretty neat because I can read almost everywhere.
Mo ‘Silvertounge’ is this movie has the gift to bring to life whatever he reads aloud. He didn’t know that he has that gift, until it was too late. He brought to life those which he shouldn’t and in return, his wife went into the book. It’s like exchange student kinda thing, you see. So he spent many years finding that book back to made amends of the wrong that he accidentally committed.
There are those who had been given by God who wished that they didn’t have it. Like the story of a pious man who had the ability to know what is the sin of the man that he met. In the end, it is too much for him that he asked Allah to take back the ability.
The gift to bring to life whatever we read is pretty neat but it would pretty scary, too. Even Mo didn’t use it because he didn’t know how to control it. That’s something with the power that God gave. It could either be used for good or it could be the other way around. Or the man might intends it to be good but it could go the other way around.
All in all, I think that it’s a novel idea about an existence of people who can read and bring to life what they are reading. Interesting and creepy.