Early Coraline Review
12.17.08 by REELZ
Ain't it Cool has just posted a very early review of Henry Selick's Coraline, which won't hit theaters until February 9, 2009. Word is that, unlike a lot of adaptations from novels, this one has managed to push the envelope while staying true to the spirit of the Neil Gaiman original. One key factor in pulling this off, according to the review, is an incredible attention to detail:
"Look closely at the various sets in Coraline's house and the Other House and you'll see that they first appear to be the same. Look at them further though, and the 'real' sets are deliberately smaller and more cramped to heighten the illusion, while the 'other' sets are wider and more comfortable. The characters even move differently in one set versus the other. If you're a stop-motion geek like me, this stuff will blow your mind."
If the rest of the movie lives up to this description, it may well turn out to be a worthy successor to Selick's earlier classic The Nightmare Before Christmas.