I’ve been having a lot of fun writing my review for Coraline, because the movie surprised me. It isn’t a masterpiece, but Henry Selick and crew have turned out a phenomenal piece of animation that manages to capture the spirit of Neil Gaiman’s writing in far more detail than I would ever have expected. The movie creates a very complete and very creepy world, and then dives right into the awful loneliness at the bottom. Now a new trailer shows off some of that ugly side of the fantasy world young Coraline discovers behind a small doorway in her new home.
Focus is distributing Coraline in both 2D and Digital 3D releases. I caught the 3D presentation and would advise most of you to save the extra couple bucks a 3D ticket will cost. The extra dimension is mostly incidental, and only adds feeling to the story in a couple of scenes. Flat is the way to go for this one, so that you can enjoy Selick’s amazing animation (as seen below) without the extra layer of polarized plastic.
When filming “I Love Lucy” producers used tactics to make Ethel, Lucy’s foil, uglier on screen than she was in real life. This was done to put the focus on Lucy. A similar tactic seems to have been used in 2020’s Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn, by not giving any of the supporting actresses … Continue reading — By Sushi-X