Saturday, March 21, 2009

Coraline 3D

Coraline in 3D was perfect! I LOVED it.

It was enchanting, clever, engrossing.

It was visually enthralling without being heavy handed or overwhelming. So many wonderful details. The 3D effect wasn't cheesy but contributed to my absorption and heightened the sense of the film's reality.

The story itself was fascinating. A young girl dissatisfied with her boring self-absorbed parents discovers a door in their new house which leads to alternate reality where her parents are wonderful. But creepy. Something isn't right. And it becomes more and more sinister and frightening.

Interestingly, the alternate mother was an evil woman desperate for a daughter to love in an engulfing, destructive way. This was made to seem far more frightening than a grouchy, distant, un-nurturing and neglectful mother...

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