Coraline 3D

It has been years since I’ve seen a 3-D film, and this weekend I went to see Coraline. Things sure have come a long way since I was a kid, when 3-D glasses were terrible and the 3-D stuff looked kinda bad and made you nauseous. Now they provide you with 3-D glasses that look like Ray Bans, that don’t make the entire world look green or red. The film actually looked 3-dimensional, and in a few scenes (the sewing needle, the 2-D mice as the portal first opens, the piaon hands) it felt like I could reach right out and touch things.

The movie itself was so worth seeing. I can see why folks have said that it’s creepier for adults than kids. Besides the great story and the well-done animation, I absolutely loved some of the design elements such as the flowers in the garden that light up, the art-deco/art nouveau styled egyptian bug furniture and lighting fixtures in the living room, the way Coraline’s bedroom was decorated in both worlds, the other mom’s outfits, etc.

If you get a chance to see it in theatres while it’s out in 3-D, it’s totally worth it.