The only horror I actually adore, but still can't stand watching it alone even though I've watched it 5 times (with an accompanion) until now
After reading the book I was really excited about this one. I'm sad to say that I turned it off after 30 minutes. Boring to death...
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.
One of the best animated films of whatever the hell you call the years from 2000 to 2010. The set design is an amazing sight to see, too.
Eigentlich kein Kinderfilm. Ein Elternfilm. Und zwar für die Eltern, die vermeintlich zu wenig Zeit für ihre Kinder haben. Toll!
Evil witch! I'm not scared!
The last film I can remember seeing that scared the ever-loving shit out of me.
Evil witch! I'm not scared!
Beautiful visuals and a tender storyline ! I love this film
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
Relentlessly imaginative art direction but overall the whole thing is so... Creepy.
awesome, awesome stop motion film. I remember when I used to read the book under flashlight and get the creeps.
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.
Eerie and nightmarish - and it managed to be so with flying(dark) colours. It's a shame I didn't see Coraline in the theatres, would've been a much richer experience (the web scene = holy sh*t, I almost hid under my blanket). Definitely the best stop-motion film I've ever seen.
my review is here: http://mubi.com/films/1606/reviews/23360
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..
Probably the best movie of 2009.
Dans le film Coraline, nous observons deux mondes parallèles: les personnages avec les boutons et les personnages avec des yeux. D'habitude, quand les enfants sont fachés, nous voulons toujours parler avec quelqu'un d'autre pour se calmer . C'est ce qui se passe dans se film. Les parents ne l'ecoutent pas et ne s'occupent pas d'elle .Ce que j'ai préféré dans ce film ,c'est qu'il reprend des scène d'autres films. Je vous le recommande ...
Coralice in Wonderland. Extremely smart film filled with symbols. So it deserves to be shown to your children as a modern fairy tale. Masterpiece.
There are great moments amidst the overall dark and very creepy Coraline, places that are enjoyable and appreciative. But the story lacks any flair and it just doesn't push itself out of unimaginative situations, at best it tries to compensate by being more creepy.
Some interesting dark and trippy touches to the animation, but despite that it felt tired. I guess I'm just sick of the extremely distracted and inattentive parent and the precocious young girl stock characters.
Adaptação fidelíssima do romance infanto-juvenil de Neil Gaiman, do qual se difere apenas na introdução de um personagem masculino inexistente no original, o vizinho Welby. Um deslumbre visual em stop motion do diretor Selick, também responsável pelo belo desenho de produção. É de se admirar a perfeição da animação e a maturidade da fábula, mas, como o livro, não chega a emocionar.
Excellent story. Beautifully captured fantasy through animation & very well made. Distinctive.
Theme and mood are great. Animation is fantastic. Characters are amazing. But the script is weak, the movie drags too much.
A wonderful fairy tale. Filled with real terror and danger, just as any good fairy tale should.