Why Coraline is a Terrible Protagonist

Warning: Spoilers ahead for Coraline.

 

Recently, I decided to watch Coraline for the first time.  Considering I’m some eight years late, you may be able to guess that I am not particularly the type of person who watches movies often.  This is due to the fact that I am pretty picky with movies.  I’m in no way an expert on them, of course, and I’ve liked plenty of “bad” movies.  However, 90% of movies I watch don’t really do anything for me.  Sadly, this movie was no exception.  That being said, I know this is a pretty beloved movie, so please understand what I’m about to say is just my opinion.  If you love the movie, that’s fantastic, and I hope you’ll continue to support it.  For me, however, the movie had many flaws, the primary flaw being the protagonist herself.  So, without further ado, let’s jump into my analysis of why Coraline is a terribly written protagonist.

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