Written September 16, 2014
PARANORMAN Was really wonderful. Very Funny, visually arresting and really gets under your skin. A strong second feature for this company after the game changing CORALINE. Many may feel this film is for older kids and they could be right given some of the humor and the decidedly dark world view, but the young kids in the theatre during my showing seemed to have a ball and be appropriately awestruck. IT feels as if it could've been created by the great Roald Dahl. DON'T MISS THIS FILM IN 3-D ON A BIG SCREEN! It is the best 3-d animation since UP and CORALINE! Superb!
Written August 30, 2014
Its not a masterpiece but its really a pretty good film with some interesting message content. I definitely didn't feel ripped off on this one. If your kid wants to go I think you'll be pleased.
Written August 20, 2012
Definitely not worth going to see on the big screen. And it really should be listed as PG-13. Overall, it was cute and my 7 yr old son enjoyed it very much.
Written August 18, 2012
I'll start by saying that it had some funny parts. Sadly the part that got the most laughs from the children in the theater, involved knocking a corpse's head into furniture and wrestling it around the room... BTW, the theater on opening night had less than 10% of the seats filled in an area where kids movies often sell out on opening weekend. There were a couple of examples of cursing and one of the main characters is gay, though they don't reveal that until the end of the movie. Be angry with me for mentioning that if you want, but regardless of your views on homosexuality, I don't think it belongs in a children's movie.
After seeing the movie, I wish that we had not taken my daughter to see it. But there are some parts of the movie that were pretty funny, and some that were touching if very cliche. It could have been better without the adult language and a few over-the-top scenes.
Written August 18, 2012
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.