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coraline_movie_image__6_I haven’t watched a 3D movie since I went to Disneyland in the 80’s and watched the Michael Jackson 3D-extravaganza that was Captain EO (the lady villain with the really long nails creep-ed me out).  So when I had the opportunity to see Coraline in 3D, I jumped at the chance.  I have recently become interested in Neil Gaiman (currently reading Stardust, put down American Gods), so I decided to embark on a creepy adventure with one of his characters.   Creepy it was, but awesome as well.  It took a while for me to get into the story (the setup of a story is always the hardest part), but then it got really interesting.  How many of us haven’t resented our parents at one time or another?  Especially in a society where we spend more time on computers than we do with our family members, I think this movie was timely in the making.  And Coraline is the type of girl that I think many smart little girls and smart not-so-little girls can relate too – she wants to feel special, but she also wants to be special (i.e. interesting, adventuresome).  The alternate world created for the film was insanely beautiful and mesmerizing.  And the story kept surprising you with sometimes shocking moments (can I just say old boobies) and interesting characters (the cat).  I could have done without Terry Hatcher’s voice, but that is a personal preference.  I think it has something to do with Desperate Housewives.  Coraline is a fun ride, especially in 3D (the images popping out at you are wicked cool) and it has a good morale lesson as well.  4 out of 5 monkeys.

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