A bit scary for little ones

By familyfriday
Written September 08, 2012
ParaNorman was much better than I expected. I liked the focus of overcoming fear, fear of the other, fear of the different. My 12 yr old and her friend were pretty scared. The younger children in the theater seemed to find it a bit overwhelming. My 14 yr old enjoyed it.
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Maybe its just me...

By skippytr
Written December 18, 2014
Maybe its just me but it seems more and more "childrens" movies have adult themes. ParaNorman was a good movie and was funny but my children didn't quite get all of it. My son is 11 and has Down Syndrome. He didn't really get it and wanted to go home about 3/4 of the way through the movie. My 9 year old daughter liked it but asked a lot of questions about the movie afterward. There are humor references that kids absolutely won't get and the subject matter of the film is quite heavy for kids but... It is a good film. If you are expecting a light hearted kids film, it is not really that. The 3D looks fabulous. I think it is meant more for adults but can be enjoyed by kids.
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Tim Burton meets Hanna-Barbera

By dmac999
Written December 25, 2014
Adorable take on a boy with a sixth-sense, his relationship with his family, the bullies at school, and the zombies he is tasked to help. He wins at every juncture.
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Stunning

By fjc1228
Written December 20, 2014
This stop action movie is pure perfection. From start to finish I was in total AWE at how perfectly this film was made. Yes, there were scenes that were a little too scary for a children's movie but I believe this movie was made for all age groups(not just children). I must say I will be making a second trip to the movie theaters to experience this amazing stop action movie once again.
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Disappointed

By pirmimom
Written January 25, 2015
Kind of cute story, but story line was a little formulaic. I became bored and actually fell asleep DURING the climax. It was o.k., but I wish I had not spent the money to see in in the movie theatre, especially paying extra for 3D.
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