This was a tough film for me to review, not because it was a bad film, on the contrary it’s a great film, but because I know too many people who worked on it. I called up Zombie David and this is what he wrote: I’m not going to sugarcoat it. This movie felt a bit […]
This was a tough film for me to review, not because it was a bad film, on the contrary it’s a great film, but because I know too many people who worked on it. I called up Zombie David and this is what he wrote:
I’m not going to sugarcoat it. This movie felt a bit like an animated version of “The Sixth Sense” meets “The Frighteners”. But despite the similarities in plot “ParaNorman” succeeds in so many areas that by the end of the film it felt more like I was watching “ParaNorman” than any of those other films.
“ParaNorman” is about a young boy, Norman, who can see dead people. (See what I was talking about.) Because of this he is labelled a freak and made an outsider at school and at home. Norman soon finds out that his lunatic uncle, who he’s not allowed to talk to, also has the same gift of seeing the dead. And after Norman’s uncle dies he leaves Norman in charge of the important task of protecting the town from a curse cast by a witch it condemned centuries ago. Unfortunately for Norman and the town things don’t go quite as planned. And now it’s up to Norman and his newly acquired friends to save the town from the living dead.
I highly enjoyed this film. Right down to the cheesy 70’s zombie film music they used. It was fun, exciting and very silly at some points. Exactly what you want out of a kids film. It was refreshing to see an animated film taking some risks as well. I think everyone can enjoy this film. And if you happen to be like me and have watched every major zombie film of the last 50 years than you will doubly enjoy the zombie film throwbacks as well. Just stop reading this review and go watch “ParaNorman” now.