Summary: This movie was like the sixth sense but with a twist. Outcast and misunderstood because he can speak to the dead, Norman none-the-less will take on ghosts, zombies and clueless adults in order to save his town from an ancient curse. This is so far the best animation film of 2012. the effect's are a amazing and the zombies in this movie did scary me a little bit.
Excerpt: It's nice yet again to see an animated film that is entertaining for both adults and children alike, but more importantly does not talk down to its younger audience. Homages to horror films are abundant, yet most are subtle nods and the filmmakers wisely don't let them overwhelm the film.
Summary: I actually think the stop-motion style suits this movie well. It does carry a Tim Burtonish vibe and being fans of the zombie genre, it was nice to see a change of pace. While Pixar and the like get the attention, this shouldn't be overlooked.
Excerpt: Perhaps not as lovable as Coraline and a tad to much like Nightmare Before Christmas, Paranorman fits in nicely with those fun and cool claymation movies. This one is also better suited to view around Halloween time as its themes deal with zombies and ghoulish ghosts. Nonetheless a decent effort from start to finish. Universal's blu has a nice PQ and AQ presentation along with lots of extra goodies.