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.
Written August 23, 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.
Written July 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.
Written July 30, 2014
I loved it but my seven and nine year old kids thought it was too scary. They were also upset to hear the story behind the witch girl.
Written July 31, 2014
I love, love, loved this movie. Not too scary for all but the youngest set and brings out the point that not everyone is the same and that is a good thing. It was nice that two outcasts became friends and the older sister did acknowledge her younger brother had some good qualities.