Written July 26, 2016
Cute movie. It was entertaining and had a message of acceptance. Definitely recommend to families. There are some jokes that tweens may catch on to but not the little kiddos.
Written October 26, 2016
It was a cute movie but there were some parts too scary for my 5 and 2 year old. More suitable for maybe 8-10 year old. Also, some adult humor which made it enjoyable for the parents.
Written October 28, 2016
I saw this movie with my husband, and two kids ages 6, and 10. The movie was great it was full of witty humor, and had some sad twists. I did not see any parts in the movie that were anymore frightening then you would see in a nightmare before Christmas type of movie. The animation was really good. As far as the "gay" reference it is only about five seconds long at the very end and it is a comment made by one of the characters. Most kids would probably not even get it. My whole family loved this movie.
Written August 28, 2016
Very cute movie. I took my 6 year old. There were a few scary parts for her, but other than that she liked it. Good for adults too.
Written September 27, 2016
I was wary about taking my seven year old cousin to see this due to what some reviews have lead me to believe, but I'm very happy I did. Paranorman's story isn't about the zombies or the witches—it's about being different, and how that's okay.
It infuriates me that the same people who said how wonderful this was, teaching kids about how they should accept others for who they are, also complained about a character revealing he is gay in a one-liner at the end. Isn't that the entire point of the movie? He's gay, and that's who he is—people should accept that.
Kids are more impressionable, and if they learn that being gay is fine at a young age they'll group up confident in their own sexuality rather than feel pressured into heteronormality. So it's amazing that this movie, a children's movie, treated someone's homosexuality so casually. Because that's how it should be, and this movie tells you that you're wonderful how you are and never let anyone tell you otherwise.