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 July 02, 2015
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.
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.
Written December 25, 2014
This movie felt mean, full of nasty caricatures about fat and poor people, making them trashy. The movie is about accepting people as they are, but hard to get the point with so much laughing at other people going on. The zombies were too gross and ugly to be fun. Sad that Hollywood thinks parents ought to want their children to see this trash! Children deserve better than this.
Written April 02, 2015
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.