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One of the best animated film's i've ever seen, Don't know how it's a kids films though
Member Name: SteBoi
Date: 29/05/12, updated on 30/05/12 (15 review reads)
Advantages: Amazing storyline and hauntingly good music score
Disadvantages: Quite scary, Although a childrens film i wouldn't let any kids watch it
Coraline 2009 animated film is one of the best films i've ever seen probably the best animated film i've ever watched, written and directed by Henry Selick, I originally thought it was a Tim Burton film but was corrected after a long argument the other night.
It has a long list of celebrity star's including Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Dawn French & Jennifer Saunders.
A brave, curious and inquisitive young girl walks through a secret door in their new house and discovers a parallel reality that is eerily similar to the life she already knows yet better in almost every way almost too good to be true the film is deeply unsettling in several different manners, in director Henry Selick's animated adaptation of Neil Gaiman's best-seller.
Eleven-year-old Coraline (Dakota Fanning) is fearlessly courageous, and perhaps far too adventurous for her own good. Coraline and her parents (Teri Hatcher & John Hodgman) have recently relocated a new home leaving Coraline alone away from her friends and familar settings.
Bored in her new home as her parents are busy with work and without any new friends, Coraline passes the time by exploring her new neighborhood while being followed and pestered then later befriended by an annoying local boy named Wybie . But after paying a visit to her eccentric neighbors Miss Spink and Miss Forcible (Jennifer Saunders & Dawn French), a pair of older eccentric british actresses, and crossing paths with the outright weird Mr. Bobinsky a circus preformer and mouse trainer, Coraline becomes convinced that her new surroundings are just as boring as she'd suspected.
Shortly after Coraline discovers a hidden door in her new house and decides to investigate, Venturing into the eerie passageway inside, Coraline emerges into an alternate version of her own reality. At first glance, this strange new world seems even better than the real thing as there her parents are fun and care free try to fulfil her desires and Coraline is always the center of attention.
The main difference between the original world and this eerie alternative is every person in this Better reality is everyone has button's for eyes.
There's even a mysterious Cat that's fascinated by her every move. But when Coraline's button-eyed other mother attempts to make her stay permanent, the frightened young girl must summon her courage and resourcefulness in order to fight her way back home and save her real family.
One of the best features of this film is the Music which makes this film so much more haunting beautiful yet scary for people of all ages, I downloaded the album afterwards just because the music itself has such a vibe about it while the animation is quite common it's the mix of storyline, music and animation in perfect sync that makes coraline a five star film, I can say without a doubt that this film will stay with me forever and many people who watch this film will say the same.
I recommend this film for anyone who like's animated films or horrors just because its a perfect blend also the same reason why I highly suggest not letting children under the age of 12 watch it because it is very nightmarish especially for younger children.
Summary: One of the best animated films I have ever seen!