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Blayne Bradley
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I saw a spoilerish trailer so I knew it was supposed to be scary but in no way did it really prepare me for the deph of nightmare fuel it actually became!
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I really, really enjoyed the movie (minus the naked old lady; don't think they needed that in a kid's movie). I'd read the book years before, and had more wanted a live-action adaptation: I wasn't sure if stop-motion would really be able to capture the creepifying nature of the book or if it would distract me too much from the story, but I was very pleased with movie. There were plenty of little changes and additions from the the original story in the movie, but it still all FELT like the book.
I wonder how children who have seen it have reacted to it; whether it's adults or children that would be more unsettled by it?

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My children LOVED it (ages 3 and 5) and we saw it in 3D. They did get a little scared near the end . . . but not scared enough to look away.

It's certainly a contender for best animated movie of the year (or of all time). But UP and 9 might give it a run for the money.

Our family liked Coraline better than UP, by the way.

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You guys liked Coraline better. Hmmm, I really did love Coraline, but I think Up pulled my heartstrings more and made me feel warm fuzzies so it's my favorite out of the two. It's going to actually be a tough Oscar choice for Best Animated this next year, me thinks (9 does look interesting and very original, but I doubt it'll be able to compete with Coraline and Up). I love Up so much, but at the same time it probably would be good to give "Coraline" the Oscar, because Pixar's already won tons of awards, and that stop-motion director (forget his name) definitely deserves recognition for his efforts.
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I think Up was a "better" movie in terms of emotional impact but I wouldn't try to compare the two movies any more than I'd compare Up vs... say, Hangover. (Okay, maybe that's an exaggeration, but I seriously think it's an applies to oranges kind of comparison)
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Up certainly "pulled at the heartstrings", but it almost did so in an artificial manner. Don't get me wrong, it was a brilliant picture, but it certainly felt . . . manufactured would probably be the closest word. They played every moment for precise emotional impact like a virtuoso playing a harp. It was beautiful, and there were no cracks in the veneer.

But Coraline was beautiful and wonderous and organic. There were cracks in its story and the pictures and the characters. But they felt more human to me. The wonder felt genuine and real and organic. It was more surpising. After 30 minutes of Up, I could generally tell where it was going --- Coraline was almost a living thing; I had no idea what would happen next.

Maybe I'd need to see both again. They were both art. But Coraline was more than computers and a manufactured story.

Coraline and Wall-E . . . that'd be a tougher call. I think Pixar did a better job with the robot movie than they did with the balloon flick.

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Yeah, we like Coraline, but thought it wrapped up too neatly, and too quickly.

I liked Wall-E better, think.

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The movie version of Coraline ruined the ending by making her a damsel in distress, rescued by some guy.

UP is one of the most beautiful, most heart-felt films I've ever seen.

There's no comparison.

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Blayne Bradley
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nonono she was rescued by friggin KEITH DAVID!
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Coraline did most of her own work. I wouldn't call her a damsel in distress. Everybody needs somebody sometime.
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I really enjoyed "Coraline" and saw it both in 2D and 3D.

I thought it was wonderful. Haunting, honest, funny, imaginative, and so on and so forth! I could praise it for hours.

However...there was one part of the film that fell really flat for me. I don't want to spoil the movie for anyone but when Coraline is collecting the little orbs, it really felt like I was watching someone play a video. It was like "oh, go here and beat this boss to collect this shiny reward and now onto the next level!"

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I didn't like Coraline at all, Up was by far a better movie.
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Coraline terrified me. I think I was more scared than the little kids, who were certainly more verbose and amublatory than I was after the movie ended.

UP made me cry all the way. I don't LIKE crying all the way through. I can't judge it, just because of that.

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Coraline was a pretty good movie but Up was a pixar movie.
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quote:
Coraline was a pretty good movie but Up was a pixar movie.
I can't tell if you're praising or condemning Up.
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Kat, have you read Coraline? I always read it to my fifth grade class, but I wait until spring when they are a little bit more ready for it. It always creeps them out. I have not seen the movie yet.

Also, did you guys hear the story of the little girl who got to see "Up" before she passed away? I don't think I can see it now.

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spekaing of UP I'm watching it and I massively hate the trailer now that I see how sad the beginning of the movie actually is.

Trailers always lie!

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quote:
Originally posted by Shanna:
I really enjoyed "Coraline" and saw it both in 2D and 3D.

I thought it was wonderful. Haunting, honest, funny, imaginative, and so on and so forth! I could praise it for hours.

However...there was one part of the film that fell really flat for me. I don't want to spoil the movie for anyone but when Coraline is collecting the little orbs, it really felt like I was watching someone play a video. It was like "oh, go here and beat this boss to collect this shiny reward and now onto the next level!"

That's EXACTLY what I meant. It seemed forced compared to the rest of the movie, and didn't right true at all. Too bad, the rest of the movie was wonderful.
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