“ParaNorman” (2012) – Review


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“ParaNorman” is a new stop-motion animated/horror/comedy flick centered on a misunderstood boy who can speak with the dead, takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse (IMBD). This is another great animated film by the creators of “Coraline” and “Corpse Bride”.

“ParaNorman” is a very fun, entertaining, creepy movie. This stop-motion film has great animation, a good story, and great acting as well. Kodi Smit-McPhee (also from the hit horror film “Let Me In”) was a perfect for the roll. Kodi is a very talented young actor who portrayed the protagonist, Norman’s roll amazingly… as did Tucker Albrizzi (Neil), Casey Affleck (Mitch), Anna Kendrick (Courtney), Leslie Mann (Norman’s mother), and all the other great actors.

This film was much darker than what I and HorrorCrone were expecting. It was funny, scary, disturbing, but also it was a bit dark, if you know what I’m saying. I recommend it for kids 10+ and kids who can handle the scary images!

I rate this movie a good 7.6/10 stars!

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2 thoughts on ““ParaNorman” (2012) – Review

  1. I absolutely agree, Fang: good entertaining movie, but rather surprising on the dark scale. I think you mentioned after the movie that it had some of the same themes as a number of movies we can name: “The Ring,” “Child of Glass,” and in some respects, “Poltergeist;” but I don’t want to say anything further to keep from ruining the surprise. Suffice it to say, a good evening was had by all.

    And stay tuned for my upcoming reviews of Warmbodies and Abe Lincoln Vampire Hunter.

    HorrorCrone

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