Topic: Comic Book Movies
TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3115:
Today we have a Guest Blogger, Vinnie, who is blogging his review on the 'Coraline' Film on DVD. Take it away, Vinnie!
The 'Coraline' Theatrical Film On DVD:
"The stop-motion film, Coraline is based on the fantasy/horror graphic novel by Neil Gaiman which was published in 2002.
Coraline is about a girl and her family who recently moved to Pink Palace Apartments. While exploring her new home and surroundings, she finds a small door blocked by bricks by day, and at night, a tunnel to an alternate universe.
In her normal world, her parents seemed to always ignore her, but in the alternate world her "other mother" and "other father" show that they love her, and her "other mother" can actually cook. But soon she realizes all this was a trap, and her "other mother" shows what she really looks like, on the inside and out.
I really liked the animation because although we hadn't seen it in 3-D, it still seemed to "pop" and have the same feel as a 3-D movie would. They also used complex visual effects that made the movie more vibrant.
I also liked the voice actors chosen for this film because the dialogue and script between Coraline and the neighbor kid, Wybie (short for why born), made them seem as if their characters were real children.
I didn't really enjoy the scary scenes, but I was OK with them, just to me it seemed almost like an animated horror movie. Of course, wouldn't you just expect people's demise from a film based off of a fantasy/horror graphic novel with an alternate universe that seemed to be better than perfect?
Although rated PG, I would recommend this film to someone at least the age of 13 for all the scary scenes lurking, waiting for you to come for a fright...
Anyways, also while Coraline was visiting the alternate universe, there was a scene where an animated woman was practically naked. Although it was only one or two scenes, it still makes a difference to include that or not, or for young children to see this, or not to as well.Those two reasons are also why I wouldn't recommend Coraline to young children, or more specific, ages 6-7 and below."
My thanks to Vinnie for watching the DVD version of the film with us, and blogging his thoughts here.
Please Note: Vinnie was familar with the concept of the Film prior to watching it with us, and was one of his two choices to watch this weekend from the local Red Box Rental Center.
Vinnie's main interests do not include graphic novels in this genre like this film is based on. Some of Vinnie's earlier reviews on films and other topics can be found by clicking the following links: X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Ponyo, the Amazing Spider-Man Creative Studio DVD,
He could be 'classified' as a young fan of Spider-Man and has an interest in some other comic books. He is not a full blown collector nor reader of comics in general. Thus he is probably closer to 'mainstream' viewership than a 'fan boy'. Yet he is more knowledgeable of comics than the average mainstream reader or viewer of comics or comic book movies, having worked with me on comics buying / sorting / attending comic cons, etc. Thanks again, Vinnie!
And...My thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now past the 3,100 total posts in number!!
~ Michael D Hamersky @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com
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