Went to see Coraline yesterday. It’s been a while since I’ve been to the movies, and forever since I’ve been to a “3D” film. My memories of the things weren’t too positive, since my other eye doesn’t see all that well and the older tech didn’t produce much of an effect for me.
Well, tech has improved. Even with my limited stereo eyesight the 3d effects worked fine, and the movie was also pretty good by itself. I must confess I hadn’t read the book previously (somehow missed reading it when it came out), so I didn’t know what to except other than “Gaiman” and “puppets”… and can’t compare to the book, obviously. Janka told me after the movie that the book is quite different in tone and a bit better, but she also liked the movie.
The tale is… typical Gaiman, I guess. It’s a children’s tale about a young girl who moves into a ramshackle house and discovers secrets within, not all of which are what they initially seem. Don’t want to spoil much here, since it’s possible there’s someone else out there who hasn’t read the book and has yet to see the movie. If you like Gaiman and/or like stuff like Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas, you’ll like this.
The 3d effects weren’t overdone and were used to enhance the story, not just slapped all over the place for “look, we can do THIS!” effects. Points for that.