Monday, October 28, 2013

HW 2013 Day 5

movie: Coraline
starring: Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders
genre: Fantasy
format: tv edit

plot:A little girl feels left out, when her parents move for their jobs. After making friends with the neighbours who live in her building, she finds a secret door that takes her to a parallel world. There, she's showered with attention but soon learns that her other mother isn't what she appears. The only way she can save herself and free the souls trapped in this other world is to out smart the other mother.

My cousin who is seven picked this movie. It's a cartoon with dead dogs that are stuffed and mounted with angel outfits, a giant preying mantis, a skeleton like severed hand made of needles, people having their voices ripped out, creepy dolls that seem to have the ability to move on their own, a soul sucking monster that removes peoples eyes in order to get their souls... are we sure this is meant to be a kid's movie?
I have to admit, I was glued to the tv the whole time. This just reminded me so much of both Alice in Wonderland and the Secret Garden. I don't know if that was the idea or not, but that's what was going through my mind while watching this. 

It also brought me back to movies like Dark Crystal. There is just something down right scary about films like this. It looks innocent, but the darkness that lies within sometimes, can do more damage then full on evil. It's that idea that things are not always as they appear at first.

This is based on the novel of the same name by Neil Gaiman. 

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