this movie is not as dark as the book but it is still good and not super childish. worth watching!
One of those films where I spent hours afterwards reading up on how it was made. Henry Selick's got the right idea, too: the first names in the credits are those of the animators.
Selick separates from Burton's producing and manages to get even creepier and more visually whimsical than Burton on a good day. I am no longer enchanted by Gaiman's parallel universe narrative structure but the spidery funhouse that results is well worth the time -- and the animation is gorgeous. Here is hoping Selick continues on this madness and makes something even more adult someday. --PolarisDiB
My friend says I am Coraline and I am totally okay with that. Need her outfits and her hair.
If I did a movie adaptation of Coraline it would look like Eraserhead and would not be for children. One of my favorite books of all time because it's some SCARY SHIT. I haven't seen this movie but it looks too cute and commercial. Coraline is a much darker story and maybe in the future another (more somber) version will emerge.
I wish Neil Gaiman would've stick to the darker realm of the book version. The film somehow feels like half-hearted. ..and oh, how I wish it wasn't Dakota Fanning..