Sometimes a movie just hits you the right way. I'm kicking myself for not seeing this on the big screen. I avoided it for so long seeing as I've pretty much strongly disliked all Neil Gaiman adaptations. That and none of the trailers or commercials interested me. This is such a different movie than what the advertisements made it out to be. Its dark, scary and every bit an exciting adventure.
This film could have stood another 15 minutes to really setup the ending a bit better, but other than that, fantastic. I'm giving it a nod for Score (I'm purchasing the music ASAP), and for Best Animated Feature and dare I say... Best Cinematography? It's up there.
One day I hope to have a family, that is when I can take care of one. This film has made me dead certain that I want a daughter. I like to think if I had one, she'd love this film, maybe even consider it a favorite. I would love to share this film with her. One can dream, right? Can you tell I loved it? Most of my friends were middling in their appraisal of it. How they'll be surprised come year's end to find it riding high on my list.