Updated on 16 October, 2021
Gorgeous Coraline is now hired as the new personal tutor for the young daughter of wealthy parents. Her task is basically to pamper her student, Coraline. She's just a young child, but one with an immaculate and indefatigable imagination solely dedicated to wonders and inventions. To top it all, he's quite a bad boy.
Coraline was written and illustrated by Neil Gaiman. The book was later made into a feature-length film starring Johnny Depp as the peculiar little magpie. One would think that the film adaptation would be a big hit with comic book and sci-fi fanatics. Sadly, it failed to reap the same success. What makes this movie so odd is the treatment of Coraline by the fans.
A quick look at the online community reveals that most people loved the movie. Yet, there are only a handful of reviews for the film. It's interesting that fans are mostly negative about the movie and haven't even put much effort into reviewing it. That's not surprising though, seeing as how few people are actually watching the movie.
So, what's so strange about this? The movie itself isn't very long. Its running time is just under two hours. Yet, when you consider that this is a feature-length animated film, you'll realize that there's no need to review the entire movie in a single sitting.
Muse is one of those rare comic book/comic book tie-in comics that actually manages to entertain its readers. Aside from Coraline, Muse includes stories based on the likes of Spider-Man, X-Men and Batman. That's a lot of comic book world to be compared to! Still, despite the size of the comic book itself, the format manages to stay cohesive. That's probably because Muse is one of those rare occasions where writer and artist team members work together.
You'll also be glad to know that Coraline has one of the best opening sequences you'll ever see. The action starts off with a dream sequence that ties in nicely with the events that take place in the movie proper. When you first look at the cover of Muse, the action looks like a plane has just taken off from the top of the city and is flying towards the horizon. It's a very thrilling and bold image.
It's great to see Neil Gaiman lending his voice to such an influential comic book. His style is unique and his wit is contagious. He manages to get all of his ideas down on paper. The result is one of those works of art that will be around for many years to come.
If you're a fan of this type of stuff, you'll love Coraline. I'm sure you'll get more out of it if you get to see the film. While it may not be in the same league as The Nightmare Before Christmas, it is still a great film. With great animation, fantastic story and characters, and top notch visual effects, Coraline will be remembered fondly by fans of the original Coraline film and by new fans too. I'm sure you'll agree!
In between the two films, there is another animated film called The Witch. It's actually based on the original story by Neil Gaiman and features the brilliant voice oftha Bale, bringing a completely new perspective to an already amazing tale. There are some decent animated scenes, although I think the voice overacting can leave something to be desired.
That brings me to my next point. Neil Gaiman wrote the original Coraline novel. You'll have to go to the link in my article to find out where you can buy the book. Otherwise, you'll probably have to wait until the movie comes out. I know I plan on watching it when it comes out, but it's likely to come out on DVD before that. One of the best things about this comic is that it doesn't have the same continuity as the other two.
In that way, it's different. It's all about how the characters behave in their own environment and what will happen when they encounter others who might have an effect on their behavior. So fans of the original could easily feel comfortable in reading this one. And fans of the new version won't feel left out either. It all depends on how you want to read it and I hope that the explanation above helps you figure that out.
If you're still a fan of the Neil Gaiman adaptations of his Coraline and Neverwhere books, then I'm sure you'll love Muse. For those just getting into this comic, you should go back and read the other two installments first. They make good prequels and I highly recommend them. If you like them, then you'll see why it's being billed as a 'complete adventure' by the company that brought it to us. And that's only natural, since it's a pure superhero story. Muse will definitely be worth checking out.