Coraline is a girl who finds out that life in a fantasy world where everything is better than her reality isn't better at all. The pitfalls in the fantasy world are just as deadly, and the love isn't love but smothering. So she grows up and accepts her reality, and that is just how things go.

I dug this animated film. I'm a little bit sick and tired of CG animation, because that's what the animation industry for feature films will become. Coraline is stop-motion animation. It gave a tactile feel to the works -- a little bit of 3D. The herky-jerky motion also was fun as it was a reminder that we're watching a film. I wish for more diverse forms of animation from Hollywood, but know that I won't get it the way I like it.

3 of 5 stars.

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