Oh Coraline, no…Posted: February 17, 2009
Did anyone else see Coraline? No?
Well I did. And I liked it a great deal. Much is surprising because at the abstract I should have despised this film. My hatred of The Nightmare Before Christmas is epic – almost to the level of a jihad. But I great enjoyed this film. Why? Because it doesn’t elevate weirdness to the level of fetish (and the weirdness is exactly bad in Coraline, fancy that!)? Is it the association with Neil Gaiman? Perhaps it was that a black cat got to be one of the heroes? My psyche is difficult to penetrate.
More later, maybe.