Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Movie Review: Coraline
Just a quick note to endorse the newly released movie Coraline, as many others already have. I've never read the book, but do follow the author's blog as well as several other blogs that were involved in the fantastic marketing push before the movie's release. The theater was not full, and the crowd was distressingly loud, but the movie itself was well plotted and paced, and the animation was lush and realistic. I wish I had a house like that. We opted to see the movie in 3D, which was . . . unnecessary? Ultimately it didn't seem to add or detract to much from the viewing experience, except the annoyance of wearing glasses over your glasses. If you don't want to pay the $3.50 3D glasses surcharge, don't bother with the 3D version. Whatever else, the experience has motivated me to read the book (or, more precisely, listen to the audio version read by Gaiman himself), which I am glad to see is in high demand in my library system.