Written August 19, 2012
This movie is a very entertaining movie, and has is full of laughter. It is a fun movie, that has many references to other movies in the horror/mystery genre. There is a good point that is made, in that just because someone is different, you do not need to be afraid of them. It is a good lesson about accepting people for who they are.
Fun for the whole family, though I think that kids aged 10 and above will enjoy it better than younger kids.
Written October 01, 2014
From the makers of Coraline, ParaNorman also has a darker side that emerges a few times, but it is supports the characters and story well. The movie is solid and the quality of the stop-action and animation is excellent. The character of the father is unnecessarily belligerent and macho, especially at the beginning of the film - the writers help us warm up to him at the end, but this "change of heart" could have been accomplished without the negative personality and attitudes at the start of the film. The school drama coach is a bit over the top and cartoonish, but luckily it does not detract from the overall story. The 3D version does not add significantly to the story, so 2D or 3D are similar.
I would not take young children to see this movie - the scenes at the end with Norman and the witch may be too dark and frightening for youngsters. If you're an animation fan, stop-action fan, and like Tim Burton-esque story-telling, then ParaNorman is a good choice for you.
Written June 27, 2016
When I saw the previews I thought this was going to be a kid movie. I am into animation films and I loved Coraline, so I was really excited to see this anyway. I was super surprised at how much content/dialogue was aimed at the older crowd. This movie was awesome and I would recommend it if you're into this kind of thing. A lot of the action is at the end. And it slowly builds up. The storyline is typical, but still intriguing. Thumbs up!
Written August 30, 2016
the movie was great but the living sitting in the Vancouver mall cinetopia sucked! had to go in and out of the theather to get below to the better sitting which was cheaper - will never go back to the Van Mall to see movies
Written May 05, 2016
HILARIOUS! I laughed more than my 7 year son. Great story for all to see. Son was not scared one bit. We're going to see it again. My son wanted to invite his friends to see it with him this time.