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Typically and quirkily Tim Burton, I can watch this time after time
The stereoscopic 3D is a nice addition and I prefer it over the Anaglyph 3D, which is how I originally saw it in 3D.
Great movie for the entire family to enjoy.
As far as the 3D Blu-Ray package? The 3D is awesome and the special features are excellent with plenty of interviews and behind-the-scenes material. Of the many films that I have reviewed, Coraline is probably the easiest to award 5 stars.
Note about 3D: Coraline was originally released for home viewing with the old-style red-green glasses and it was pretty awful. The proper 3D wasn't ready for the intended release date (as I remember) and they decided to include the inferior 3D (not the best decision). But the current 3D blu-ray has super quality 3D, just like the theatrical version.
Special features are excellent - lots of fun and informative stuff.
Final note: Beware to those who have koumpounophobia! If you have a fear of plastic buttons with holes (yes, this is a genuine phobia), then stay away from this one.
In the film, Coraline Jones and her parents, Mel and Charlie move from Pontiac, Michigan to Ashland, Oregon in the Pink Palace Apartments, which is a converted mansion that they share with retired actresses Miss Spink and Miss Forcible and retired Russian circus performer Mr. Bobinsky. Coraline's parents are busy working on a gardening catalog, which leaves them with little time for Coraline.
On a walk with a dousing rod, Coraline meets Wybie Lovat whose grandmother grew up in the house, and a cat that Wybie says is feral. They find an old well on the hill above the house. Wybie is a little surprised that his grandmother agreed to rent to the Joneses; usually she tries to find tenants without children. Later, Coraline's mother gives her an old ragdoll that Wybie brought over. A note says that he found at in his grandmother's old chest. The button-eyed doll looks strikingly like Coraline. He also tells Coraline that his grandmother had a twin sister who disappeared as a child, and that he's never been inside the house. Later Coraline finds a small locked door that had been wallpapered over, and when she insists her mother unlock it, she is surprised to find nothing but a brick wall.
That night, Coraline is awoken by the sound of mice, and follows their trail to the small door. Opening it, she finds a passageway instead of the brick wall, and crawls through it.Read more ›
Fortunately that flavour is kept alive in the movie adaptation of "Coraline," brought to life by the talented Henry Selick. It's a haunting little dark fairy tale full of decayed apartments, dancing rats and eerie soulless doppelgangers, as well as a gutsy heroine who finds herself in this ominous "other" world.
Newly moved into an aged apartment, Coraline (Dakota Fanning) is bored. Her parents are too busy to do anything with her, and her neighbors are either insane or boring. The one exception is Wybie, a boy who annoys her no end.
It's the sort of relentlessly dull world that any little girl would want to escape from -- until Coraline does. She encounters a plastered-up door and a colourful wormhole, leading to a doppelganger of new home. In fact, it's so similar that she has a button-eyed "other mother" (Teri Hatcher) and matching "other father," (John Hodgman) as well as great food, games, a shimmering magic garden, a chorus of circus rodents and magic toys.
At first Coraline is fascinated by the other world, especially since her other parents are as attentive as her real ones aren't. Then she finds her real parents sealed inside a mirror. With the help of a sarcastic cat, Coraline ventures back into the other world. But with her parents and a trio of dead children held hostage, Coraline's only hope is to gamble with her own freedom -- and she'll be trapped forever if she fails.
Neil Gaiman's book "Coraline" is a brilliant dark fairy-tale vibe -- decayed apartments, dead children, spiderwebs, beetles, disembodied hands, button eyes, and an insectile button-eyed woman who wants to claim Coraline for herself.Read more ›
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Thank you this was for my two and a half and every morning I have to put it on for her since she got it she has watched it a good 200 times already. :)Published 2 months ago by Amanda D
Beautiful movie visually and conceptually. Strong voice performances. Kinda scary at first for my kid but he soon learnt to appreciates "real mom". Ha..ha..Published 2 months ago by foreverreviewer
Beautifully depicted movie, but what do you expect, coming from Tim Burton?! Delivered promptly and well packaged. Thank youPublished 3 months ago by k8lin