Aug 26, 2012

Previewing ParaNorman

(Daddy reviews)

Thanks to Nuffnang, we got a chance to preview ParaNorman, a stop-motion animated adventure horror film. Yes, note the 'horror' bit. After all, it's about a small town that is besieged by zombies.

So while it isn't exactly cotton candy fare for younger kids, Ash & Ayd were looking forward to the screening rather expectantly. No thanks to their current fascination with zombies, ghosts and ghouls. Don't ask.

It was a good thing too that Ale slept through almost three-quarters of the movie because it got a tad frightening mid-way through it. But still the boys lapped it up.

Frankly, I would say that the movie is more suitable for older children - perhaps aged 6 and above - and as for me, I thoroughly enjoyed it. The writing was hilarious & fantastic and the story was captivating. I was glad that it provided some surprisingly thoughtful fare for us parents as well - how we adults sometimes hate or fear things that we don't understand or people who are different than ourselves.

In case you're wondering, Ayd was busy with his popcorn.

ParaNorman opens in cinemas on 30th August and here is the brief synopsis:

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. Following LAIKA’s groundbreaking Academy Award-nominated animated feature Coraline, ParaNorman is only the second stop-motion animated feature to be made in 3D.

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