I saw the new animated 3-D movie, “Coraline” over the weekend.
Mainly went to see it because it was in filmed in new & improved 3-D. It didn’t disappoint. Not like 3-D movies of the past where scenes were set up for 3-D, this is a movie first that just happens to be filmed in 3-D. Plus, you get a great pair of 3-D glasses out of it. Quite stylish, not at all like those stupid cardboard cutouts you used for the Super Bowl commercial. So, if you see the movie, save the glasses.
I won’t give the movie away, but it’s about an 11-year old girl, Coraline, who moves to a hotel (that looked eerily like the house in Psycho) with her parents. Out of boredom, she soons discovers an alternate universe. When she first visits this place, it’s all rosey & sweet (kind of reminded me of when Dorothy in Wizard of Oz first sees munchkin land) but then it turns dark & creepy. It’s rated PG, so it’s not for little kids – though some kids were there with parents. Dakota Fanning voices Coraline and Teri Hatcher of Desperate Housewives voices her mom, or should I say “moms” - good & evil. Uh, see the movie.
Though it was a good movie, it was even better because of the 3-D experience. Not only was it delicious eye-candy, but you’re in a room with a bunch of people all wearing the same dorky glasses. How cool is that!
And…there’s more to come. In fact, Hollywood is releasing more than 15 major 3-D movies this year in an attempt to put people in seats. I’m ready, I have my glasses.