I don’t really have a favorite movie of all time, but a bunch of them, but if I had to pick one I would pick Coraline (or anything produced by Laika).
I love this movie because of:
- The animation. It is amazing that all of the scenes are made using stop motion animation, and how lifelike it all feels. I swear I could step into the movie and it wouldn’t look that different from what I see every day.
- Coraline as the main character. She is a bit of an oddball to be sure, hunting after witching wells, but so loveable none the less. Not to mention, she has the inner strength and courage, in the end, to stand up to the Other Mother and make things right. All the other characters are very realistic, even Wybie. Also, most of the characters have pretty kickass style, my favorite outfit being when Coraline wears a black sweater covered with stars.
- Because it is silly enough to be a kids movie, but some of the themes in it are very relatable to older audiences as well. Especially on the issue of perfection, I think Coraline teaches a great lesson about the fact that people and life aren’t perfect, but that’s okay. Of course, the movie is on the creepier side for some of my friends, but the movie has some sort of charm that always pulls me back in every time I watch it.
What is your favorite movie? Leave it in the comments!