Excerpt: Laika's first outing happens to be my least favorite. That is no slight to the film itself, but rather a casualty of my moderate disdain for the creepy exaggerated atmospheres that Henry Selick creates in his gothic films.
Summary: The film is about a young selfish girl discovers a door in her house that leads to a parallel world that on the surface seems better, but beneath the veneer is something sinister and it will take cunning and resourcefulness to get back home and save her real family.
Excerpt: Well where to start. this movie and those of its type(stop motion animation) in itself is amazingly painstaking to accomplish.. So Hats off to the makers just for that... myself knowing the difficulty involved coming from production background. But other than that great task..
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.
an enjoyable (if disturbing) film that's visual & sonic candy
25 February 2012
Excerpt: We and some friends watched the 3D DVD of this film one New Year's Eve. We (the teenagers & adults) all enjoyed it. I've since watched the film in 2D a couple of times since then, and prefer it that way. (By & large, I'm not a 3D fan.
Summary: Out of all the 3D movie purchase I've made in the past few months for my 3D tv, I'd had to say that this one has the most stunning 3D, mostly due to it's unique stop motion animation style. The story is great, it's dark, and a great companion to the already awesome book.
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.
Excerpt: I haven't read the book, but i love the movie in the teather, in 2D. I had the 3D DVD Version, but this really goes beyond that. The 3D it really makes you feel in the movie. Can't wait till i have a 3DTV to watch it to its full potential.