I was in a pretty crappy and tired mood going to see Coraline this evening, and the crowd of high schoolers around the movie theater didn’t help. (it’s not showing at the Alamo Drafthouse, oddly enough)
And for some reason I thought Coraline was going to be…dark and brooding and whatnot. And then she was a fairly typical whiny kid and I was disappointed.
But then! The whole movie has kind of a LittleBigPlanet feel about it, which I like. The plot was kinda OK, but the visuals were really impressive, especially in 3D. And the music was charming in its own way – very moody and such. So it left me in a good mood, which in the end is really all I can ask for.
Although there were a lot of kids there and a lot of stupid kids movie previews. That I could have done without.