There seems to be a trend of late to release movies in 3-D. Until now, I was hesitant to jump on the bandwagon. Coraline seemed worth it because of the stop motion medium it is made in. The cross between animation and actual, moveable parts deserves to be seen larger than life. What I didn't realize, however, is that the mix of movie snacks and three dimensional viewing would culminate into the migraine of the year. Nice.
Coraline is a sweet movie. It's the story of a young girl seemingly neglected by her workaholic parents that falls into an alternate world with her "other mother" and her "other father" where everything is perfect - save for the buttons where eyes should be. Of course, we jaded adults know that the grass is always greener on the other side, until you get to the other side and realize that grass still needs to be mowed. Feel me?
I recommend this movie to those who have an affinity for movies like The Corpse Bride or Nightmare Before Christmas. It has the same kind of feel only it's missing the magic touch of Tim Burton.