Curiosity killed the Coraline


“The film [is] an exquisitely realized 3-D stop-motion animated feature,” A. O. Scott of The New York Times said.

Based on the original novel by Neil Gaiman, “Coraline” has been my favorite animated movie for years, but buying it last week on 3D Blu-ray is what compelled me to write this review.

Coraline Jones is an 11-year-old girl who just suffered the tragedy of moving and losing all of her friends. While unpacking in her new home, she finds a small door that unexpectedly leads her into a world of fantasy and excitement. She soon realizes her expectations of the newfound world being a dream come true are very wrong.

The reliability of Laika Productions grew stronger with the production of “ParaNorman,” but Coraline is the foundation of the studios’ reputation. Using vibrant colors and a talented group of animators, the film produces a spectacular picture that is both exciting and easy on the eyes. Considering the producers had not yet owned a 3D printer and had to organize the molding and tweaking of each individual character, they did an amazing job.

What I love so much about the movie is the fact that it could fit into the horror genre because of the creepiness throughout. The film also has a strong tone of wonder that will keep you interested for the entire performance. Although the mystery creates an eerie tone throughout the movie, the animation aspect eliminates all possibility of it being genuinely terrifying.

I strongly recommend this movie to everyone as it could very well be watched as a family and enjoyed by all age groups.