CORALINE(3D) - Amazing! Fantastic! Awesome! GRADE: A-plus

By MOVIES REVIEWER
Written February 16, 2009
Recently I attended this 101-minute movie-adaptation of established British author, Neil Gaiman's, novel. I was mesmerized from start till end. I read the novel 6 years ago - and the metaphor/allegory-filled story enthralled me. The 3D movie was a visual smorgasbord of the HIGHEST-QUALITY stop-motion animation(not CGI). Under the competent direction of Henry Selick, the novel was transformed into surrealistic captivating art. The fantasy/horror story/novel was awarded the 2003 Hugo Award for Best Novella, the 2003 Nebula Award for Best Novella, and the 2002 Bram Stoker Award for Best Work for Young Readers - a testimony of Neil Gaiman's masterful story-telling and imagination - and creativity. A tremendous amount of thought and planning resulted in extremely detailed fantastic sets and costumes. Kudos also to the voice-talents of the talented and expressive cast! VERDICT: A MUST-SEE. Not to be missed. So far, Coraline is the BEST 3-D animated movie!
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Coraline was NOT directed by Tim Burton!!

By pgentry53
Written February 17, 2009
CORALINE was directed by Henry Selick. Tim Burton was not involved in ANY way. For those of you who make this assumption merely because it is stop motion animation please look a little closer to the credits next time. This is not a Tim Burton film any more than WALLACE & GROMIT movies are. Henry Selick ALSO directed THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS. Tim Burton was the producer and also contributed the story and production design but did NOT direct. Hate to burst your bubble but he did not really direct CORPSE BRIDE either, The day to day directing was done by another fellow name of Mike Johnson with Tim poking his head in to view shots every so often. Again story and production design were Tim's main contribution here. Other people did the heavy lifting and Tim gets all the credit. I am sick and tired of Henry Selick not getting his due. How would you like it someone else kept getting the credit for YOUR work? CORALINE is ALL Henry Selick and not one iota Burton's.
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For any of you people who take little children to see a Burton movie...

By soundmob
Written February 16, 2009
This movie was wonderful. A must see. The story was dark and interesting and Burton really made it his with his cinematography, camera angles, and score. For you naive people who tookk your kids because youdont know what a Burton movie is like, maybe you should read up on the actual story before you bash the movie because your kid was scared.
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Great entertainment

By dm247
Written March 06, 2009
I was thoroughly amused through the whole movie. The animation effects were subtle and helped tell tale without overpowering the story. However, the story lacked some coherence and obviously did not translate perfectly from the written word. All and all I look forward to seeing it again.
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Caroline 3-D

By anela
Written February 16, 2009
I thought this was a great movie for both the kids and I. (Me being a big kid at heart) We are big Tim Burton fans so this was right up our alley! It was visually pleasing with lots of twists and turns. A little slow getting started but worth it. I am very glad that we went to see it in 3D instead of waiting for it to come out on DVD. The kids were very excited about it and are still talking about it weeks later. It was for mine and possibly for your kids, a lesson in seeing all the good things in their life and appreciating them as they are!
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