Coraline was based on a best selling book by Neil Gaiman and is directed by Henry Selick who did The Nightmare Before Christmas. This film has some surprises for the book fans, but is enough like the book that they won’t absolutely hate it. Fans have got to see it.
Coraline is a girl who is having a hard time in her new home. She finds a new world where there’s an Other Mother, Other Father, Other Mr. Bobinski, Other Mrs. Spink and Mrs. Forcible, well, Other everything. And, they all have button eyes. Everything there is perfect for Coraline, but soon she discovers the Other Mother’s evil plot.
Coraline is a little creepy, but not scary, some parts make you jump out of your seat, and some make you uncomfortable. It wouldn’t give most 8-13 year olds nightmares, especially not teens. But the film does have an interesting creepiness, especially more towards the climax.
The 3D on this is pretty good. It wasn’t ‘eye-popping 3D’, as said in the commercials, but that's actually a good thing. It makes the creepy edge to it more pronounced, especially with the Other Mother.
I would suggest that you see this film. Read the book, too. It won’t disappoint you.
by Miranda R., Age 10