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.,
Written October 24, 2016
I took a group of kids ranging in age from 7 to 11. I was disappointed in the movie for several reasons. First Norman tells his mom he's watching a sex and murder movie then we find out that the "witch" in the movie is really a little girl that was murdered by her accusors; a witch hunt because she was different than other kids. Wow what a negative message that sends. Finally we find out that the jock in the movie is gay. Why was it necessary to disclose his sexual preference; it didn't have anything to do with the movie. Not really a kids movie. Should be rated PG-13 for content and it was a bit scary for young ones.
Written August 20, 2012
I didn't even care about seeing this movie (my girlfriend wanted to), but I'm glad I did! I enjoyed it a lot, and would see it again.
Not sure if it's necessarily enjoyable for kids (zombies, witches, "Kill the witch" chants), but the jokes & references are totally over children's heads. And the kids who were in the theatre just seemed to like that it was a cartoon! They didn't even understand what was happening!
Written June 27, 2016
I took my 8 year old to see it and he absolutely loved it. I thought it was cute and lots of funny parts. I just think it may not be for younger children or children who may get frightened easy.
Written July 24, 2016
i have seen a lot of reviews on here criticizing stuff about homosexuality and ratings. now while i agree that the rating was incorrect, that shouldn't have to do with the quality of the movie. now, i definitely saw potential in this movie because i loved coraline but this was fantastic. most be are neglecting the amazing direction of this movie. now, while i respect their opinions, if you are going to write a review, i would recommend to actually critique the factors that make a movie. i would never expect a kids movie to be directed this well and i respect it as well considering how hard it is to make a movie like this. it was funny, well made, and had cool references such as the fact that all the characters were the generic zombie movie characters. you must see this movie!