Sunday, February 8, 2009
Coraline looks amazing.
In certain scenes, it makes one gasp with its beauty. The landscapes that have been created are quite frankly amazing. From the opening credits to the final minute, the film looks fantastic. But, like the world Coraline enters, is the apparent beauty really true inside. By which I mean, does the movie work on a level other then its looks. I'm not sure. But its looks are amazing.
The story of film is rather simple until it slowly reveals that nothing is as it seems. A girl named Coraline (voiced by Dekota Fanning) lives with her parents who write all about gardening for a magazine but never garden (voiced by Teri Hatcher and John Hodgeman) in a bland hotel which is inhabited by a number of eccentrics. Coraline finds a door to another world much like her own but more beautiful and friendly. She finds that she has an 'other' mother and father (also voiced by Teri Hatcher and John Hodgemen) who treat her better then her own. Nonetheless they have a secret involving button eyes, that will quickly be revealed. I will not give away more of the plot.
The film is worth seeing for its large technical and artistic achievement. All the animators who worked on this deserve kudos for a beautiful film. Worth watching, go to it as a moving work of art. Its worth it.