Tuesday, 5 May 2009
If you remember, I mentioned before I was really looking forward to seeing Coraline - the new movie by Henry Selick and Laika studio based on a Neil Gaiman book. I was lucky enough to go to a screening last week invited by Melinda and Cristiano.
As mentioned before, the whole movie is made in stop motion animation and every single thing in it was hand crafted. On top of that, the movie is shown in 3D in certain cinemas, so it gives it an additional strange 3D animation quality even though everything is in stop motion.
The result is a stunningly beautiful animated movie and I highly recommend it - particularly if you like strange and dreamy universes - and Neil Gaiman. The storyline itself is not extremely original, but thinking of it as a children's fairytale it doesn't matter that much. The characters are really original, weird and quirky. The whole movie is visually beautiful. I don't really have much more to say right now, just go see it (Melinda also wrote a pretty comprehensive review here).