Escape Velocity

A curated Collection of Fantasy and Science Fiction Media

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After moving to a new home, Coraline discovers a secret door. On the other side of it she finds a world that seems to mirror her own world, only stranger and more exciting. In this other world she meets her other parents, who are willing to do everything to make her happy. But once she is in their power, will they ever let her leave?

Coraline is one of my favourite book-to-movie adaptations of all time. It perfectly manages to capture both the wonder and the horror of Neil Gaiman’s sinister world behind the door. The stop-motion animation is beautiful and very well-suited to this particular story: the way the characters move makes everything feel slightly eerie, while the bright colours make you want to live there anyway.

Even though
Coraline is marketed as a children’s book, I think people of all ages will enjoy this movie (although it might be a little bit too scary for very young children). Just writing about it makes me want to go back and watch it again, no matter how many times I’ve seen it before!

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