These small reviews are a little late. I will try to keep the spelling errors to a minimum this time. My City of ember rant was chaos.
Spoilers Below -
The story is twisted and fun. You really don't know what to expect. I never heard of the book before the movie trailers appeared.
The stop motion effects are great and the ending had me going for a while. I didn't really know who or what was tormenting Coraline. In the final reveal of the stories villain was intense. I'm sure this movie will elicit quite a few nightmares in the little ones. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys stop-motion animation and a dark, yet fanciful story.
DO not see this movie is you are not in the mood to see countless people loose their lives in epic tragedies like plane crashes and train-derailments. They leave little to the imagination!
This movie stars Nicholas Cage as a MIT professor and single parent trying to raise his son.
The movie opens with a 50's era classroom preparing to bury a time capsule. An odd little girl who hears voices begins to write a long series of numbers on a piece of paper. Her paper is deposited in the time capsule and all is forgotten - until 50 years later when the son fatefully receives an envelope from the now opened time capsule.
The action sequences showing the disasters are rough! It actually made me cry watching the plane crash. I couldn't help but think of September 11. That's not the say it was 'too much'. It was awful...but intense. I'm not the kind of person to blame a movie for making me uncomfortable. If I don't like it. I don't watch it again.
The reason for the 'number code' is revealed towards the end of the movie. It seemed very X-files to me. The movies' climax is insane and rather depressing. It tries to end on a posative not but I can't help but feel a tremendous sense of loss! I don't think I will watch this again because of the emotionally painful and awkward ending.
Guano smells like a dirty sock full of old cheese and farts! - Gonard