Only crime and the criminal, it is true, confront us with the perplexity of radical evil; but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core.
– Hannah Arendt
I think it’s important that kids see another kid – Coraline – who doesn’t have guns, she doesn’t have super-powers, she’s not a super-genius. To see a pretty normal kid – I mean, she’s probably a little more curious, a little more stubborn, but she’s a real kid – go up against something that’s truly dark and evil and powerful. And she does win.
– Henry Selick