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Whimsical and wonderful with just the right mix of spooky

By pfeffster
Written August 18, 2012
I attended a showing of ParaNorman with a 10-year-old who found plenty of giggles and lots of smiles. Anyone who has ever had experience as an outcast will understand Norman's troubles. The dark and creepy parts weren't too scary, and the stop motion animation really brought all the characters to life with whimsy and wonder. The best stop-motion animation film? Perhaps not. Worth seeing? Absolutely!
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Inappropiate

By menendezj
Written August 18, 2012
The movie was nice, unfortunately a lot of bad words but the worst part about it is the fact that in a kids movie you have to show and say and insinuate the gay parts. Kids should not have to face this things they are too young. The fact that at the end of the movie the boy says i am going to introduce you to my boyfriend come on its a kid movie. Why do kids specially when kids are so young you want to introduce this. It is not appropiate specially on a PG movie Come on!!
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made like Coraline

By jasmine702
Written August 18, 2012
I am not a fan of Coraline and this was made just like it. The kids LOVED it but as an adult I only thought it was so-so. There were some pretty funny parts though :)
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This was not a PG movie.

By elegy746
Written August 20, 2012
PROS: The animation was top-notch with its detailed colors, movement, layering, expression, and sound. The use of asymmetry in the characters' form was a great touch that adds to the imperfection of sci-fi/fantasy. CONS: First line Norman says when asked by his mother what he was watching, "Sex and violence." The teenage sister (Courtney) with a half-shirt and belly button piercing and overtly sexual behavior. The "witch" that turns out to be a child who was hanged for witchcraft and only wants to be with her mommy, but is then called a bully by Norman. The revelation of Mitch about his boyfriend was not done in poor taste, but perhaps more appropriate for a PG-13 flick.
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Pretty profound for an animated movie

By KDS Colorado
Written July 24, 2014
ParaNorman was a nice surprise. It tackles some weighty subjects with some good advice in the format of a fun and entertaining feature that appeals to kids. I give it high marks for the whole family.
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