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2009-02-09 15:13:02.464476+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

On Friday night we went out to see Coraline[Wiki]. I'm a sucker for anything Neil Gaiman, although I think the movies have been somewhat hit-and-miss. That opinion still stands.

We saw it in 3d, the first of the new crop of 3d I've seen, and it was gorgeous and spectacular. The animation was superb, in a stop-motion style, and the visuals were fantastic. The story, however, felt a little bit cut down, like there were bits that had been edited out. Echoes of Spirited Away[Wiki].

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-02-09 21:31:35.145385+00 by: Diane Reese

Say more about the "Echoes of Spirited Away." comment, please? That's on my list of all-time favorite movies, but I sense you're using it as a negative example.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-02-09 23:11:13.56786+00 by: Dan Lyke

Well, not necessarily a negative, but the stories are similar (off to rescue parents), and I had the same sense of fantastically realized landscape and stunning visuals, some of which were wonderfully unnerving, but the narrative drive of the story fell flat for me in both places.

If Spirited Away[Wiki] is on your list of all-time favorites, run, don't walk, to Coraline[Wiki].