Film Review: Why Coraline is a Good Movie
by Eliza Rodrigueza
Coraline is about a young girl named Coraline Jones who moves into a house called the Pink Palace. The Pink Palace was originally a single house but was made into an apartment after strange events took place with the previous owners.
The movie is known for a wide range of reasons. First, it is often considered a scary movie, but this is mostly because it is watched by young children. Some other reasons include the weird character known as The Other Mother, the fact that all of the characters have buttons for eyes, and the use of a tunnel to this “perfect” world.
The Other Mother is supposed to be this monster or “other being” that leads children to believe that they have another set of parents, and she gives them all their desires and affection they want. However, the children must sew buttons to replace their actual eyes in order to stay there. In reality, the children are trapped and never return home.
Coraline is the only child who was ever able to escape. She did this by trapping The Other Mother in her own world. Through the course of the movie, Coraline learns that nothing is more important than the things she has now, including her own parents.
I also learned that lesson by watching how sad and alone Coraline felt when her parents had been trapped by The Other Mother. I’ve watched this movie many times growing up and it’s still my absolute favorite!
Coraline is a movie that teaches you an important life lesson. If you pay close attention to the characters’ actions and the storyline, it teaches you gratitude and about why you should be grateful for what you have.
While it may seem scary to some, if you watch and try to understand the concept of the storyline, things make more sense, and it becomes much more enjoyable.
Coraline is an amazing movie!