Dazzling and Frighting, Coraline Is a Treat

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Bailey Cross writes, Grade: C+ 11-year-old Coraline (voiced by Dakota Fanning) has a terrible time adjusting to her new life after leaving be…

Grade: C+ 11-year-old Coraline (voiced by Dakota Fanning) has a terrible time adjusting to her new life after leaving behind her sunny, friendly and fun filled home for a dark, dreary, old apartment called the “Pink Palace.” When she discovers a door to her “Other Family”, her life changes for good. This alternate version of Coraline’s world is outstandingly better than her real life. Her “Other Mother” (voiced by Teri Hatcher) and “Other Father” (voiced by John Hodgmen) are generous, amazing cooks, and want nothing but Coraline’s happiness. In real life, Coraline’s mother yells at her, her dad burns the food, and they are too busy working on their gardening book to pay any attention to their little girl. To Coraline, this “Other World” seems almost too good to be true. As she escapes from her dull life more and more, scary realities are reveled. Coraline learns the hard way that things are not always as they appear. Join her as she fights for her real family, her real friends, and most importantly, her freedom. “Coraline”, which is in theaters February 6, takes Neil Gainam’s award-winning novel, adds a pinch of “Alice in Wonderland”, a dash of “Pan’s Labyrinth”, and life-like 3-D animation, creating an eerie, fantastical movie that may spook children, even those over the age of 10, or even 12. For more information, some fun games, or even to get a feel for the movie, visit www.coraline.com.

3 COMMENTS

  1. that sound really cool.
    that sound really cool. and part of the story is not telling you exacting what happens do that you go to the movie yourself

  2. I like your review…
    I like your review, but do you have any reasoning for giving it a C+? Otherwise, I think it’s pretty good. 🙂

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