Written October 28, 2016
Not what I expected. Took my 14 year old daughter. Movie had some funny parts, but the story line got very heavy towards the end of the movie. Well over the heads of the 7 - 9 year old crowd that was at the movie. Zombies were more funny than scary, which was good, considering the audience. 3D effects were pretty boring, in fact, the preview for Despicable Me Part II were better. Okay movie, but with the deep philosophical/metaphysical storyline and the lacking 3D effects, I'd highly recommend waiting for the DVD.
Written January 18, 2017
Not only that I have a soft spot for a kid like Norman who doesn't "belong' to the "norm" in what it's perceived to be a standard of society, but the nostalgic feeling which this movie brings you is something to be commended. The background scenes, the colors are vividly so real, not overly done, each characters and some props are delicately handmade (you can see how Norman was made during the critic and other trailers...i.e.: Apple, "featurette - Little Light")...simply AMAZING pieces of art work! One of my favorite scenes was towards the end when Norman's 1-on-1 interaction with "a girl" (I can't go into much detail...), surrounded by beautiful trees...; the color, the way it was shot, the real meaning of this story...coming all together was something extra-ordinary!
Zombies may scare younger kids, but these are no more than the ghosts appearing in everyday cartoons.
The message this movie carries is well-worth to allow a kid to finish watching while they crutch onto you!
Written February 25, 2017
My wife and I took our children to see this movie in 3D. While the 3D effects were kind of neat, the plot wasn't that great in my opinion. I do not believe we will be buying this on dvd when it is released.
Written June 29, 2016
Good for young school aged kids only.
We all expected better than what was delivered. First off, don't bother seeing this in 3D. That was an absolute waste of money.
The movie itself had some good points and the message was positive, but it was obvious they were trying to hard to get laughs. The only people who were very amused were the 2 little school aged girls in the row behind us. Otherwise there were a few heh hehs and maybe one good laugh by everyone else in the theater. It was at times painful to sit through the attempts at humor.It was also often predictable. The claymation characters were also diffuclt to get used to. I found myself observing the art and features of them more than one should. It was distracting. It's also obvious the producers were going for silly entertainment, but it failed there. The parts where there was supposed to be dramtic suspense failed too. 4-6 year olds might have been in suspense, but no one else would be.
Written January 22, 2017
There really isn't a point in going to see the 3D because it's not really 3D. There really isn't anything to pop out at you. Maybe a tiny bit. I think this movie taught a really good lesson and it was really entertaining. It was cool how Norman was different than all the other kids and they didn't even understand him. Not even his parents so I thought that was a really good lesson. Even though this is rated PG I think it should be rated PG-13. There was one or too bad words. There is also some other things too. Anyway you should really go see this movie. I went to the midnight premiere, it was TOTALLY worth it.