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ParaNorman

(DVD - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
ParaNorman


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From the makers of Coraline comes the story of Norman, a boy who must use his special powers to save his town from a centuries-old curse. In addition to spooky zombies, he'll also have to take on unpredictable ghosts, wily witches, and, worst of all, clueless grown-ups. But this young ghoul whisperer will soon find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits. A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grownups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.
Statement of Responsibility: Focus Features ; Laika ; directed by Sam Fell and Chris Butler ; written by Chris Butler ; produced by Arianne Sutner and Travis Knight
Title: ParaNorman
[videorecording]
Publisher: Universal City, CA :, Universal Studios Home Entertainment,, 2012
Edition: Widescreen
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (1 hr., 33 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
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Report This Feb 23, 2014
  • NightGoat72 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A fun movie with a great atmosphere and positive subtext I can really get behind. This is the kind of stuff more kids should be watching.

Report This Oct 13, 2013
  • hania4987 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

the first 5 min(?) are fantastic, the rest of the movie is ok with a couple of funny lines ... animation is very good ** Note ... always great to get a DVD that's all sticky and gunky!

Report This Aug 09, 2013
  • dawslott rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Absolutely Terrible. It is nothing like the really good Coraline.

Report This Jul 19, 2013
  • rslade rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Fairly standard and simple story. Occasional wit, but not very strong. Undemanding kids might like, but also might be scared.

Report This Jul 08, 2013
  • andrepets rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Good movie! But I didn't like it as much as I loved Coraline.. but it's still a nice movie to watch if you love stop-motion animation :)

Report This Jun 22, 2013
  • lasertravis rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

This is an average big budget animated family film. The style of animation is very Tim Burton-ish with the claymation and real effects. The voice acting was weak and the plot was a bit too wishy washy for my taste. The animation is this film's strength. Not a standout.

I enjoyed it and so did my four year old. She gets particularly scared of movies, so I didn't expect her to like it, but she keeps requesting I get it from the library again. There are some parts that she wants to cuddle during and she really doesn't want me to get off the couch at all during the movie (even after having seen it 4 times), but as I said, she loves it.

Is that what this looks like?

Report This Jun 04, 2013
  • choco_loca_me rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I really liked this movie, but the last scene was a bit bland to me. Other than that, it was an awesome film.

Report This May 04, 2013
  • a_esquimaux rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This movie gets The Neverending Story Award for dark children’s film that the young’uns will love for reasons they can’t quite pinpoint and then love even more when they grow-up and realize this film was implanting some pretty subversive thoughts on gender, sexuality, depression, alienation, mortality, existentialism etc. in their tender heads. “Kids' movies" CAN be entertaining and intelligent -- hear that, basically every other animation studio in the world? Also must be noted, this movie is absolutely gorgeous to look at, from the fluid stop-motion animation itself to the character designs to the “special effects” to the background to the -- well, just everything about it. CG animated films can be pretty, but not like this, this is something else, and I’m glad there’s at least one studio still practicing the art of stop-motion animation. Can we also have a round of applause for Jon Brion's score?

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Report This Jul 06, 2013
  • andrepets rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

andrepets thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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  • newdog rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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  • lovesnoodles rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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In ParaNorman, a small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman , who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he'll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst of all, moronic grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries -old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.

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Report This Apr 14, 2013
  • BethanyMota rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Other: May not be suitable for young ages.... Language that young kids may find bad

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Report This Apr 29, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

(After a zombie has punched through the van's sunroof) Neil: "What do we do? What do we do? Mitch!" Mitch: "I don't know! I don't know!" Neil: "You're the oldest!" Mitch: "NOT MENTALLY!"

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