ParaNorman is the story of Norman Babcock, an eleven-year old boy who was born with the ability to speak with the dead. Naturally, everyone thinks he’s crazy – especially because he’s one of those hooligans who loves old zombie movies and has a mild obsession with the mentioned undead. Unbeknownst to Norman, he isn’t the only one with this gift, and soon he will be put to the test in order to put an end to a 300 year-old curse on the town of Blithe Hollow.
This is honestly a movie you cannot afford to miss. It’s just that good. The story and characters are interesting and dynamic, and there were honestly bits that had me laughing out loud. Not to mention, there were some moments that were also legitimately creepy. And even though this film seems to beat you senseless with the importance of empathy, that didn’t manage to make it any less touching (which is a rarity nowadays).
True, I did not see the movie in 3D, the visuals were still absolutely stunning. Perhaps I’m biased because I simply adore the art of stop-motion, but this film’s aesthetic completely blew me away.
I need to stop myself before I gush on how pretty it was: go, see ParaNorman, have fun, I hope you like it as much as I did. If you didn’t like it, we’ll just have to agree to disagree.
Final Grade: A