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on July 25, 2009
I gave the movie 2 stars because of Terry Hatcher's character: I thought it was hilarious that the "regular" mom looked nothing like the actress, but the "other" mom showed an uncanny resemblance to the emaciated star.

Didn't care enough for the movie to look at the extras, and I don't see any grown up liking the movie enough to do so, nor any kid with the patience to watch the "making of".

The Blu-ray edition looks gorgeous, so if you loved the movie when it came out in theaters, this is a buy. But the movie itself is so weak, and stacks up so poorly against recent entries that managed to appeal to both kids and grown-ups, like say Ratatouille [Blu-ray]. It's virtually impossible to care about any of the characters in Coraline, or like this movie for more than just being pretty.

There is a fairly lengthy intro, slow-paced, and rather hard to stay awake through; and this comes from a guy with the patience to actually write a customer review on something he didn't enjoy; I naturally thought that the slow start will pay off in some spine-tingling creepy-ness of the highest order; boy, was I disappointed. What was supposed to be the delightful part, seems rushed through; the 3 "quests" Coraline must complete are over in about 3 minutes; maybe the patience required for making this type of movie (stop-motion?) ran out half way through. Maybe I've been spoiled by Wall-E (2-Disc Edition) [Blu-ray], which I'm only comparing Coraline to because it had a similar pacing: slow intro, very sparse, setting up a second half that's standing up in stark contrast. It was not the case here; this movie feels like one of those forgettable morning cartoons you liked as a kid when you didn't know any better.

If you're an adult, you'll kick yourself for buying this; if you're a kid and like Coraline, how the heck did you get a credit card to pay $30 for this? I guess you could be an adult looking to purchase this for their kid. Probably shouldn't. There's so many other better choices, aside from the above mentioned Wall-e:
Peter Pan [Blu-ray], probably the best Peter Pan ever made
Monsters Inc. [Blu-ray]
Finding Nemo
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