This delightful kids’ movie will entertain the whole family. With a plot simple enough for the younglings to understand and plenty of jokes for the parents, everyone in the family should leave the theater entertained.
Norman is a sad loner with the ability to talk to ghosts, the only problem is no one believes him. His parents and teenage sister torment him along with the kids in school. The only place he finds solace is when he’s alone talking to his ghost friends.
Norman’s estranged uncle informs him that he has to break the curse of the old witch in town before sundown. Norman is forced to enlist the help of others before it’s too late.
This movie was hilarious. There was plenty of slapstick humor for everyone, as well as stunning stop-motion animation. However, if your kids happen to be scaredy-cats, you might want to take caution taking them to see this movie. A lot of parts in it are pretty scary! But not too many.
There’s a whole lot of action in this movie. Running from zombies, controlling angry crowds, saving the town from an evil curse — ParaNorman has it all. The only problems I had with this movie were that the only person in the entire movie who wasn’t white was the lady police officer that fulfilled the ‘Angry Black Woman’ stereotype; and Norman’s teenage sister’s body (and character) was depicted in a completely overly sexualized manner. If that doesn’t bother you, then you’ll love this movie!
The audience I saw this movie with was completely engaged. All the kids and adults were on the edge of their seats and they were all laughing at funny parts, and everyone even clapped once the credits rolled! A snappy, slightly scary movie will have the kids and the adults smiling and laughing the whole time.
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.