Terrible plot, terrible characters, terrible, terrible movie, but damn if that house isn't just so cool. I have the exact same feelings about the 13 Ghosts remake.
I love it when you, every so often, you get a movie aimed at kids that refuses to pander and play nice. Like a proper Grimm fairytale, Coraline tells a compelling story while also not being afraid to scare the living bejeezus out of you. It doesn't hurt that the visuals are also just phenomenal.
OK, I admit basically the only reason I actually picked this movie up in the first place was because Jensen Ackles was in it. Moving on...
This film is a bit odd for your typical horror-with-pretty-people B movie; it's got a few interesting ideas in action. Unfortunately, the writing lets it down half the time. The whole thing about waking nightmares has been done well before, but it this case it was just offputting and a bit too disjointed to…