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10:29 pm: Coraline 3D
I haven't read Neil's book yet, although I have it, so I can only consider this as the movie. The story is about a little girl whose parents neglect her a bit and have just moved to the Pacific Northwest. She finds a secret way into another world where her "other mother" and "other father" are much nicer. But then she finds out more about them and has to try to save not only herself, but the souls of three other children the Belle Dame has enticed and also save her parents.

Like Andy Wheeler, I found myself pulled to the technique -- puppets, 3D, movement, graphics, etc. -- rather than the story. I think I'll put the 2D version on my Netflix list. I really enjoyed the movie, but my mind was off in engineer-land.

There were three groups in the theatre and all the adults were fine with the 3D, but the youngest kid had to be taken out by his mom.

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From:adrian_turtle
Date:February 19th, 2009 03:40 am (UTC)
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There were three groups in the theatre and all the adults were fine with the 3D, but the youngest kid had to be taken out by his mom.

I think that's par for the course. Adults who get sick watching 3D visual effects generally know it, and have sufficient control over their time to not watch 3D movies. Little kids, not so much.
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From:mjlayman
Date:February 19th, 2009 03:47 am (UTC)
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This is the first time I've seen this kind of 3D and it mostly reminded me of less-successful flight simulators. A couple of times the movie purposely put figures "in" the theatre and while that was nice, it did pull from the story.
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From:serge_lj
Date:February 19th, 2009 02:58 pm (UTC)
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This is the first time ever that a 3D movie didn't give me a headache. The thing is that I don't think it needed 3D.
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From:adrian_turtle
Date:February 20th, 2009 03:27 am (UTC)
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After I discovered 3D movies gave me headaches, I stopped trying to watch them. What convinced you to give this one a try? (Especially because there is a 2D option.)
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From:serge_lj
Date:February 20th, 2009 02:29 pm (UTC)
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First, I had heard that the new 3D glasses were much better than the old thin-cardboard ones. (Those made it so uncomfortable to watch "It Came from Outer Space" at a rep theater that I decided to skip the double bill's other half, "Creature from the Black Lagoon".)

Second, I didn't have a choice. The 3D version was the only one available here. Luckily, the kids in the audience didn't seem too scared by Teri Hatcher as a spider woman. (That may be because Hatcher as a spider doesn't look that different from Hatcher the human that we see on TV.)
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