#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door with a bricked up passage. During the night, she crosses the passage and finds a parallel world where everybody has buttons instead of eyes, with caring parents and all her dreams coming true. When the Other Mother invites Coraline to stay in her world forever, the girl refuses and finds that the alternate reality where she is trapped is only a trick to lure her.
Plot: When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door with a bricked up passage. During the night, she crosses the passage and finds a parallel world where everybody has buttons instead of eyes, with caring parents and all her dreams coming true. When the Other Mother invites Coraline to stay in her world forever, the girl refuses and finds that the alternate reality where she is trapped is only a trick to lure her.
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Fantastic watch, will watch again, and do recommend.
I really wish more movies would follow this simple and great movie structure. Instead of a typical 3-act structure (not that it isn’t technically there), the story is much closer to that of a video game.
You have a standard introductory act, but the rest of the movie is split into video game-esque “levels” that develop and unlock as Coraline makes new discoveries and completes different sections of the “map” / house.
There is a lot of messaging here as well, mostly concerning relationships between children and parents and how to navigate those in regard to real life events, but everything is “do not tell” levels of subtle so it’s not in your face at all.
The Beldam itself is a magnificent creation of a “thing that bumps in the night” style of monster. While there is a lot left unexplained, there is plenty that is exampled about the Beldam and her world.
The movie also reminds me a lot of “The Wizard of Oz” in a few different ways so its good that there are family friendly movies of this quality that make vague callbacks to classic movies.
Quite dark, but entertaining and very well done. One of the few american animated movies I liked.
Creepy, in a really creative way.
When i saw a teaser of this film i didn’t imagine it would be a fantasy/horror movie for kids. That’s great because there aren’t many, and it must be difficult to display a colorful world with the right amount of frightening elements not to leave a child having bad dreams up to adulthood.
Coraline is a girl who wishes she’d had more attention from her parents, a prettier place to live and better neighbors. After she discovers the entrance to an apparently enhanced version of her reality, she’ll soon find out that too much perfection can’t be real.
Good and imaginative story, delighting visuals, creepiness from the beginning and a couple scary scenes make this an enjoyable film.
Curious, bizarre and dreamy
When it comes to visuals, nobody does it quite like Henry Selick. In unimaginably original and absorbing fashion, Selick gives life to a written fairytale, just as he meticulously gave birth to the figures that inhabit the world of Coraline. More than any traditional fable of say, Hansel and Gretel, Coraline evokes more similarities to Guillermo Del Toro’s, Pan’s Labyrinth in its curiousness, bizarreness and dreamy essence.
Such material almost seems to discover Selick of its own accord and with his past visions, James and the Giant Peach and The Nightmare before Christmas, his use of stop-motion technology and now 3-D, perfectly portrays the mood and atmosphere of the story on screen. Yet, there is such a thing about being too quirky and outwardly eccentric and it is this self-awareness and bizarre coldness that keeps Coraline from reaching the heights that it may have been destined to acquire. This is however a strong contender for this years Oscar ceremony and I truly hope Selick will finally be recognized for his accomplishments in the fields of animation, stop-motion and film-making and storytelling as a whole.
Peppered with well assigned and memorable voice-work, the stars anchor the film further yet into such a memorable fantasy. Staring as the scrappy youngster Coraline is Dakota Fanning, who proves she is a very capable voice actress. Moving with her writer parents to the somewhat eerie Pink Palace Apartments, Coraline feels isolated both from her mother (Teri Hatcher) and father (John Hodgman) who are buried in their work while being separated from her friends back home. She entertains herself by visiting her odd neighbours, and avoiding the only other kid nearby, Wybie (Robert Bailey Jr.). One night however, a small door in the wall of the creaky apartment seems to call to Coraline and a wonderful alternate world reveals itself. This land of fantasy is filled with kindness, gifts and love (even though its residents have buttons for eyes); the opposite of the world Coraline has grown to hate. But soon a sinister essence begins to show itself and the young heroine must choose between this new world and the one she wishes to leave behind.
Of the few problems that impede Coraline, one of the most detrimental is the somewhat solemn and depressing mood of the film which is sure to put off some children, even if not the accompanying adults. Coraline’s parents are distant and somewhat cruel to their daughter as they bury themselves in work and neglect her desire to simply have fun. Even worse, is that there is no catharsis to this character flaw at the finale, and it left me somewhat emotionless. There is also the aforementioned issue with the sometimes hugely apparent, self-referent wackiness, although I won’t hold that against Selick and his personal vision. Above all, Coraline differentiates itself from other stop- motion films and will hopefully anchor itself as this generations Nightmare. Parents and older children will be engrossed by the visuals and those older will be given plenty to admire, even love and those younger will be given a film they can love more with each passing year.
7.5 / 10.0
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Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 40 min (100 min), 1 hr 45 min (105 min) (extended cut) (USA)
Genre Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Director Henry Selick
Writer Henry Selick (screenplay), Neil Gaiman (book)
Actors Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 45 nominations.
Production Company Laika
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Nikon D80, Tamron, Sigma and Nikkor Lenses, Princeton Instruments MegaPlus EC11000, Tamron, Sigma and Nikkor Lenses, Red One Camera
Laboratory Technicolor Digital Intermediates (digital intermediate)
Film Length 2,875 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format Digital, Video (HDTV)
Cinematographic Process Digital 3-D (dual-strip 3-D), Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Digital Stills (source format), Redcode RAW (source format) (effects plates)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (spherical) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema (3-D version)