— by JON MARTINCIC —
Henry Selick’s “Coraline” is a very twisted story. From animation to voice acting, there aren’t many aspects that really allow the viewer to feel comfortable. It’s everything we could ever expect from the director of “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
This story follows a young girl dealing with common boredom or “teenage depression.”
Early on, she discovers a passage to a world quite the opposite of her own. The contrast between the two results in a series of creepy occurrences and a touch of dark humor.
The common misconception I fell victim to was the assumption that Tim Burton was involved with this project. When I realized Henry Selick was the director being promoted in the advertisements, I felt a little betrayed. I was very wrong.
Selick’s vision is incredibly unique. Sure, some may say that it’s been done before with his most notable project, but this time he was working with a very layered story.
There are twists that could be predicted near the beginning, as with most movies, but they still come off as enjoyable. This is not just another “Nightmare” rip off.
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