ParaNorman is a genius, family friendly take on the world’s current obsession with the impending zombie apocalypse. While the news stations remain cluttered with stories of crazies chowing down on the homeless and house pets I’d rather enjoy the Hollywood version of things – the Resident Evil series, Zombieland, and now ParaNorman.
The new 3D stop-motion comedy thriller from animation company LAIKA, reteaming the company with Focus Features after the groundbreaking Academy Award-nominated Coraline. ParaNorman is, following Coraline, the company’s second stop-motion animated feature to be made in 3D.
In ParaNorman, a small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman (Kodi Smit-McPhee), 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, 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.
I love that we finally have a “scary” movie that is fun for, both, parents and kids and I know that ParaNorman is going to be a huge hit! Head on over to Eighty MPH Mom to read up on my full review and take your chance at winning an awesome paranormal ParaNorman prize pack for the zombie-loving kid in your life!