Written February 06, 2016
My wife and I were quite disappointed, but our daughter (10) was reasonably entertained.
The whole "feel" of the movie is oddly melancholy and some of the little "jokes" don't really fit for the audience---what did it add to have the big jock discuss his boyfriend at the end?
It wasn't terrible, it just fell far short of our expectations. It was a solid 2.5 stars on a four point scale, it just wasn't particularly fun, or original---"I see dead people" has been done.
Written May 06, 2016
This is in no way going to do as well as Coraline, that much I can tell already. I actually really wanted to see this because I'm a bit of a zombie dork. The first half is slow, long, and a bit unnecessary. The part when you get to the true identity of the witch and you find out why Norman has to be "The One", that is when the movie gets really good. There is an important lesson in the movie which is why I liked it. I will say, there may be a few things in the movie that will scare young kids, despite the PG rating. Overall, So-So BUT WORTH SEEING.
Written August 28, 2016
An entertaining movie to see with your kids ages 5-12 years old age.
Has some scary parts with witch and zombie characters but not too intense.
All things considered worth the time to see.
Written August 28, 2016
My family and I went to see this movie; wife and the two little ones ages 7 and 5. I was bit disappointed; however, not a bad movie just fell far short of my expectation. The movie was not targeted for 10 years old and under. Several of the subjects or contents of the movie had a tendency to wonder a little more ino the dark side for the kids. Several of the humor came quickly so be prepared!!! Seem it was targeted for an older crowd; for example, when the “ teenage girl asks teenage boy to be his girlfriend, only to be decline to saying he has boyfriend already that he’s been dating:”
Written May 27, 2016
I took my two boys 8 and 5 to see paranorman today and was so disapointed by the ADULT humor they used. This was rated pg and should have been pg-13. I was so upset that they used comments like adult movie stores and sex, but the worst for me was at the very end to hear the one guy who is supposed to be a teen tell the girl she'd really love his boyfriend. Seriously I'm not judging how people want to live there live's but I than had to explain to my 8 and 5 yearold after being asked what he means by his boyfriend. I was disapointed and wouldnt recomend this movie to any parents with kids under atleast 12.,