Written June 26, 2016
not too many kid friendly movies out there -- the animation quality in this movie is unbelievable; that coupled with a good story line make for a great experience. The audience applauded at the end.
Written December 10, 2016
This is a great movie with a good message for everyone. It probably isn't appropriate for younger children, but definitely worth watching with your older ones. I laughed myself silly at some parts and was actually a little worried for poor Norman in others. I'm not certain seeing it in 3D is necessary, but I enjoyed the experience nontheless. Definitely a must see while it's in theaters as I think a lot of the impact of some the scenes would be lessened on the small screen after it comes out on DVD.
Written September 03, 2012
I honestly didn't have high expectations, because I don't typically like scary movies. So, this was an awesome surprise! Loved it! It's much more than a ghost story. Good messages for all ages... tolerance, inclusion, and loyalty. A Must Go!
Written July 24, 2016
This film should have been rated PG-13 for violence, horror, and language. It's really too much for young children. Within the first ten minutes, a highly-sexualized teenage girl character calls another character a "Jack-Ass". You could hear the gasps in the theater from other parents like me, who'd brought kids aged 6-8 to see this. As the film developed, this teenage girl is practically throwing herself at the teenage boy character - who spends most of the film without a shirt on, showing off his six-pack abs. (Warning: Spoilers to come) The premise of the film is that a bunch of 18th century people (now zombies) sentenced an 11-year old girl to death, and killed her - causing her to be an evil "witch". The last third of the film is VERY scary to small children, as the witch attempts to destroy everyone. At the end of the film, the teenage boy is revealed to be gay with a boyfriend. Unnecessary and difficult to explain to a child, not to say inappropriate in a child's film.
Written March 26, 2017
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.