Newest Review: ... best-seller. Eleven-year-old Coraline (Dakota Fanning) is fearlessly courageous, and perhaps far too adventurous for her own good. Co... more
Member Name: georgesvinsky
Advantages: great entertaining, magical
Disadvantages: scary for the slightly more screemish little ones
"I thiink it is brilliant. I love it! But a bit scary"
This is what my six year old sister had to say about the movie. And I would say I agree with her entirely...
The movie centres around the creatively named Coraline, the main heroine of the movie. She is a underappreciated, bored girl, moving into a new house, away from her old home. She is also pretty mean. New neighbours such as the amazing ( Bobinsky? Katzinsky? something of the sort anyway. Anyone reading this please remind me so I can fix it.) and his circus mice, the two wierd old ladies that used to be amazingly gorgeous performers and Wybie, with his odd black cat. However, every one of them seems to be mediocre and boring to Coraline.
After discovering the trap door however, the movie takes a much darker turn.
Tim Burton captures the essence of the novel quite well, I think. Neil Gaiman ( I've written a review on his work before, read if your bored or want to find out more...) would have loved this movie. It's so creepy. So very very creepy, but in a wierd, almost child-friendly way that makes it so much more creepier! The button eyes, the wierd spider lady, the ghosts of the dead children....
But it's such an amazing stroy, beautifully animated, clearly capturing the essence of the writer. The characters are lovable and wierd (obviously) and the plot is inticing.
As I say, my sister summed it up perfectly. Brilliant. Love it. But a tad on the scary side.
Summary: "I thiink it is brilliant. I love it! But a bit scary"