Written March 03, 2015
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 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 January 28, 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 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 March 31, 2015
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.