I like Coraline

I took the boys to see Coraline the other week and we all loved it. I didn't know much about it to be honest, apart from Tim Burton being involved, so when I saw Tadahiro Uesugi's name go up at the start it was quite exciting. I've been a fan of his illustration for a long time, and the characters that he designed are magnificent. The whole film looks amazing, it's got a great story (from Neil Gaiman's book), some brilliant stop-motion animation (by LAIKA) and any film with that many Scottie dogs in it is a hit in my book.

Even thought it's quite dark and a bit scary, it didn't seem to bother either of the kids, even Danny who is only 3. I can't remember the last film I went to where everyone in the cinema was so quiet. They were totally engrossed. The Coraline website has some nice bits and pieces on it - you can even get words of your choice spelt out by Mr Bobinsky's Mice Circus. Anyway, highly recommended for young and old.

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