Thursday, 10 September 2009


I wasn't sure if I was watching CGI or stop motion, the work on Coraline was that good (btw: it was all stop motion, the longest such film to date).

It's about a girl that finds a strange world insider her own house, a better world, a world of buttons. Have to say that the buttons make it really creepy. Still, it is based on a book by Neil Gaiman, so that is to be expected. (And yes, I am now interested in reading the book.)

Dakota Fanning puts in a good vocal performance as Coraline, fitting the character well (or should that be having the character fit her?). Teri Hatcher isn't that recognisable, and has a decent amount of movie. Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders make a good double act in Forcible and Spink. And Ian McShane does a great Bobinsky.

Definitely check out the production side of the movie. They put a lot of effort into it, and it certainly shows on screen. That would have taken a lot of time to get right, and it is appreciated.

This is a cute, yet dark, movie. Certainly one I recommend to check out.


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