ParaNorman

2012

Action / Adventure / Animation / Comedy / Family / Fantasy

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 87%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 72%
IMDb Rating 7 10 82443

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Anna Kendrick as Courtney Babcock
Ariel Winter as Blithe Hollow Kid
Leslie Mann as Sandra Babcock
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Tweekums 8 / 10

A delightful animated film with horror elements

Norman Babcock is a slightly strange child… he can see and converse with the dead! Nobody believes him of course and he is picked on in school. The only person who wants to be his friend is Neil, a chubby buy who is also picked on. Norman lives in the town of Blythe Hollow; a town with a dark past… in colonial times a girl with a similar gift to Normans was hanged for witchcraft. Before she died she cursed her persecutors to a horrible death. Norman's estranged uncle tells him that it is up to him to protect the town from the continuing effects of the curse. He doesn't have long to discover what must be done and as the witch's original victims rise from their graves he finds himself working with Neil, the school bully, his sister and the bully's sporty brother who his sister has a crush on.

This stop-go animation from the people behind 'Coroline' is a lot of fun. It plays with horror tropes in a delightful way without being too scary for most children. The opening scene where Norman watches a horror film with the ghost of his late grandmother sets a tone for the level of scariness at least until the final confrontation with the witch, this is a little scarier but not excessively so. The ending is ultimately happy so younger viewers are less likely to be left feeling nervous than they might have been if the witch had been vanquished. The animation looks really good and the voice cast do a fine job bringing their characters to life. Overall I'd certainly recommend this to animation fans looking for something a little different and even to horror fans… it certainly won't scare the latter group but the way it plays with the genre is great fun.

Reviewed by jeungsun 8 / 10

ParaNorman

The first time I watched this film was in 2015 when I was baby-sitting my neighbours 3 sons who were all below the age of 13 years. We were watching it late at night and the film itself had some scary scenes and even the zombies were scary. To be honest it wasn't too far off the style of Scooby Too, but it was a little more realistic. What made it more realistic was the animation. The animations were fantastic and made the theme of the movie more engaging. The paranormal theme is somewhat unknown to the vast majority of human beings, that is also part of the reason why the film is scary. However, I loved how moving the story-line. The cast was voiced really nicely and Norman was given a bashful, brave, cute and hyper-sensitive awareness of others (hence his ability to see ghosts/spirits, paranormal activity). I love the story-line itself and how the whole issues was based on real history. It was cool of the writer to explore a broader social issue. It was somewhat an education for watchers. It moved me to the point of tears. Essentially, the original soundtrack was beautifully moving and fun, the characters were casted well, funny scenes, fabulous craftsmanship in the animations and great story!

Reviewed by Jacqueline Hester 10 / 10

Best Stop Motion Movie of All Time

This movie really introduced me to Laika; even though I had seen Coraline earlier, this was the movie that had me doing research.

Norman represents every kid with a weird talent or hobby in a small town. He's literally ostracized by an entire town, including his own father, yet he understands that some people just don't have the mental capacity to not fear something different. He's told to not be a freak or weirdo by people who don't even bother to learn about him. He's the Harry Potter of this town of Dursley's.

Dealing with death, hopelessness, bullying, and forgiveness/acceptance, this movie creates a real world of monsters and ghosts. It presents a movie where the true evil is bigotry, bystanders, and herd mentality. It's the 13 Reasons of 2012, yet flew under the radar. A girl was murdered, cursed the town, and in the end, is set free by realizing that scared fools make rash decisions, and by being hateful and angry, she became a fool herself.

I give it a 10 out of 10, because it presents a kid who doesn't have to be a hero to a bunch of jerks (who don't even learn a lesson outside the dad) but he does, because he's a good person. There's no reward or admiration, he just gets a friend and father who no longer hates him. The real, underwhelming, reality of being a hero.

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