Sunday, February 8, 2009

Coraline May Be the Year's Best Horror Movie

It's well-made, creepy and dark, like a Brothers Grimm fairy tale for the Internet age. The PG rating definitely stands for parental guidance -- don't take young children to this movie. One would think that, in these days of South Park and Robot Chicken, parents would not assume that anything animated is meant for all ages, but one would be wrong. In the theater last night, I heard a young tyke loudly bawling that it was too scary. Fortunately, the parents were sufficiently responsible to leave with the child at that point. Older kids will probably be fine. If the idea of an animated elderly burlesque queen putting on a show in pasties offends your sensibilities, however, keep your kids at home.

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