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.
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.
Summary: ParaNorman is a very different and amazing stop-motion film, although it was impossible to expect less because is from Laika productions, the same studio that brings Coraline. To begin with the story and main character are not very original.
Excerpt: this was great fun! Just watched it tonight with my son and enjoyed it far more than I expected! Being a horror fan, I probably am more receptive to the shenanigans going on but that's fine. I don't agree at all with this site's review saying this movie has no repeat value every Halloween...
Summary: something i've seen in paranorman that i haven't seen in a long time: a plot twist that i didn't see coming. that upped my respect for the movie a lot. also the fact that the movie has some very interesting things to say about bullying.
Summary: The trailers made this movie look funny and worth seeing. In reality it was neither. Minimal humor which may be because it was obviously not written for adults. Most animated movies contain material for both children and adults, this one didn't.