The latest trailer for Coraline, an animated feature from writer Neil Gaiman (hee hee, gay man) and the director of a Nightmare Before Christmas helpfully comes with a disclaimer saying that it’s best enjoyed with 3-D glasses. Meaning that unless you’re George Lucas or Biff’s buddy from Back to the Future, you’re probably just gonna have to use your imagination. Here goes.
OH MY GOD, THE NEEDLE’S COMING STRAIGHT FOR MY EYE! Whoa, that was so awesome. I’m so high right now.
The animated film is based on Neil Gaiman’s best-selling book, which is the story of a young girl who unlocks a mysterious door in her new home and enters into an adventure in a parallel reality. On the surface, this other world eerily mimics her own life – though much more fantastical. In it, Coraline encounters such off-kilter inhabitants as the morbidly funny Miss Forcible and Miss Spink, and a counterfeit mother – who attempts to keep her. Ultimately, Coraline must count on her resourcefulness, determination, and bravery to get back home. [MovieWeb]
What a coincidence – I won Mr. Forcible in a male pageant once. I still have the sash.