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.
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.
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. It has a misunderstood boy who can speak with dead people, a curse of a 300 year witch and zombies.
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. i liked it so much that i'm willing to forgive it for some of the more cliché moments.
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. We were so bored we considered leaving or switching to another movie. The look was fine, nothing special. The content was slow, obvious and far The trailers made this movie look funny and worth seeing. In reality it was neither.
Summary: The most visually dazzling stop-motion animation film I have ever seen and, while it doesn't really meet the standard of 'Coraline' or tread any new waters as far as plot goes, ParaNorman is heart-warming, funny, and all around very likable. Kodi Smit-McPhee is great as the voice of the troubled lead character, capturing all of the innocent flourishes and vulnerability of Norman.