Summary: Coraline was the animation sleeper for 2009, a film that packed a lot of charm and wonder into an underrated package. The story and dark comedy, courtesy of the great Neil Gaiman, are unique and thoroughly well-done. The visuals and direction by Henry Sellick (one of the geniuses behind The Nightmare Before Christmas - though Tim Burton usually gets all the credit) are creative and stick with you long after the film.
Excerpt: I upgraded from the anaglyph 3D edition, and this one is a thousand times better. I can't compare the 3D experience with the theatre, 'cause i saw it in 2D. The audio is clear, the image is really well defined, and, in a 32LM3400 LG Cinema 3D TV, no crosstalk detected. The extras are exactly the same as the anaglyph version. I have a PS3, so I coldn't try the BD-Live features. Anyway, if you love The nightmare before christmas, I can assure you'll really like this movie.
Excerpt: Coraline is not only the best stop motion film I have ever seen it is also one of the finest examples of 3D done right. The PQ quality in 2D is pretty much perfect but the 3D is this releases grandest feature. Depth, color, and detail is astounding with plenty of pop out of the screen moments to satisfy anyone with doubts about home 3D viewing. Audio is outstanding as well, with perfect crisp sound.
Excerpt: I liked this SO much more than I thought I was going to. Granted, I'm in the best mood of my life. Dakota Fanning's voice was killing me for the first 20 minutes or so, but either she got better or I got used to it. It was very imaginative in a Tim Burton-y way, but lacked the snarky self-reflexivity and contrived quirk that I hate about Tim Burton movies. It was "earnest," as my awesome new roommate called it. I think I felt everything I was supposed to feel.
Excerpt: Couldn't wait to see it in real 3D since I attempted to watch the crap Blue/Red 3D they originally released on bluray. I don't see why people didn't think it had depth. It sure had depth to me. I knew I was watching a 3D movie. Most of the movie is filmed in small spaces though and when in small spaces you won't have the huge depth that you do in "Cloudy with..." or "Open Season". They both have a lot of wide open shots giving room for the 3D to show massive depth.
Excerpt: Im not really sure what some people were watching when they said this movie has incredible depth. I dont get it this is probably the least 3D movie I have seen. The only really 3D scene is the needle and thats practically 3D in the regular 2D blu. The 3D is so subtle its almost 2D. Depth in this movie is very weak. To the reviewer above me saying this is only 2nd to Avatar!? Is that some kind of joke?
Excerpt: Story: Please check other reviews. Video: 3D-depth: The depth of this movie is incredible, the depth is simply out of this world. A couple of scene in this movie that really make me wonder if there is a hole on my TV. It is in such complete darkness and the depth goes on forever that it seem like it never end. Truly incredible work. 3D-eyes poking: Yes! there are here. Quite a few scene that really jump out at the audience, and it have been done very well.
Excerpt: I found the previous user review surprising. I thought the 3D looked very nice. The stop motion animation seemed to be a lot sharper than the other cgi 3D movies I've seen so far and it even had a nice pop out of the tv moment at the beginning with the sewing needle.