Written November 22, 2014
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 September 04, 2012
Went to see this with my 10 yr old and at the end we were both like..."that was weird", in a there were moments when it was borderline ok, but definitely more of it being was just weird!
To be fair, the animation wasn't bad and there were some funny moments, but everything else was just weird!
Also, some of the script was pretty suggestive in a "this is borderline inappropriate dialogue for kids" kind of way. Lots inappropriate innuendo from the teenage sister with an alternative lifestyle twist at the end that left me wondering…WHY?, when this is supposed to be a movie for kids?
My daughter didn't like it and thank goodness I was tired enough to fall asleep, otherwise I think we would have just left and considered the $28 bucks a donation.
Written August 22, 2012
This movie diffently, was much more than any movie experience that I have ever attend in my 60 odd yers of attending the theaters. But, it gave a different me a much brighter insight of future movies to come and enjoy with the younger generation of the years ahead.
Written November 27, 2014
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 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.