By Mekenzie Burse
Number 4: Coraline (Movie)
Coraline is a dark fantasy horror film that first aired in 2009, and is about a young girl who moves into a new town, always feels neglected by her parents, often feels bored and HATES being brought down because of her age. Unpacking, she finds a hidden door within the walls. During the night, she decides to pass through the passage, and ends up finding a parallel world where all her dreams come true. But, is her new world really how she expected it to be.
This movie is based on Neil Gaiman’s 2002 novel, with the same name.
Coraline is an animated film and isn’t one of those movies with jump scares and spooks. It is more of a “child” scary movie. But, does contain an abundant amount of realistic features. For example, wanting to have a different live, or to live a new life aside from the one you're born into. Also, being curious can sometimes lead you in the wrong direction. Meaning, she doesn't know what to expect.
This movie, may relate to a lot of different children and families as well. It is both entertaining and spooky at the same time, which most of us enjoy. Most characters have buttons for eyes, which portrays a very uncomfortable feeling to each scene as well as how the characters look and talk.
In the movie, Caroline is forced to come across people who are strange, such as her new neighbors and her landlady's grandson, whose sister mysteriously disappeared years ago. She knows something is off in this town, but she's not quite sure what it could be. There are a lot of mysterious objects and people she still has to figure out.
In my personal opinion, Coraline ranks at 5 stars. While watching this, it made me think deeper into what the author was really trying to make sense of in his message. There were so many twists that were hard to catch onto, but made the movie so much more interesting when you do figure it out.