Tuesday, May 26, 2009

leave the kids at home

I just watched "Coraline" again and urge everyone to do the same.
It is such a wonderfully dark and touching childrens tale. I hesitate to call it that because the film is an intense one at times and would be a bit different than showing a kid "Toy Story" or something.
This is not a surprise knowing who was involved with the project. Director Henry Selick helmed "Nightmare Before Christmas" and the original book was penned by Neil Gaiman.
Selick's animation style perfectly encapsulates Gaiman's haunting tale, eventually wrapping everything up with bright, warm visuals.
This film may not get the same burn as Pixar projects, but it should be placed in the same category of high quality animated film.
A supremely enjoyable viewing experience.

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