Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Review Of : ParaNorman

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Just watched 'PARANORMAN in 3D yesterday. (: 

Directed by Sam Fell and Chris Butler 

Voices by Kodi Smit-McPhee, Casey Affleck, Tucker Albrizzi, Tempestt Bledsoe, Alex Borstein, Jodelle Ferland, Jeff Garlin, John Goodman, Bernard Hill, Anna Kendrick, Leslie Mann, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Elaine Stritch

In the comedy thriller, a small town comes under siege by zombies and turns to misunderstood local boy Norman (Kodi Smit-McPhee) who is able to speak with the undead. 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.


ParaNorman is somewhat slightly distinguished itself from other animated films.

If you like Tim Burton's Corpse Bride or Laika's Coraline,(which is the same production that did this movie) ParaNorman might be of your taste. And it's funny too! 

Well, don't expect Pixar-like animated films genre which gives a memorable 'punch'. This movie is somewhat different as it is uses stop-motion (yes, really hard work) and it took on a slightly different story than other animated movies as it takes on the paranormal with zombies & ghosts in a hilarious way. 

A good family movie with hilarious scenes that might tickle you funny bone!

The story, its as I said different than other animated films. Simple but different. Not all that  like Pixar or those kind of films. Is it good or bad, you decide. ;)
The animation & cinematography should be given an applaud.  Stop-motion animation. Believe me, stop-motion animation is really hard work. I was so tired just to make a 30-second stop-motion here with 105 frames. Imagine doing stop-motion for a 1hour30min movie.    
Visuals & effects were quite good. I watched it in 3D, there are a few scenes which you may 'feel' the effect, but its not all that necessary. 

All in all, if you want to watch a funny family movie, you should give ParaNorman a go!(: 

P.S. - There is a short scene after the credits where they show a time-lapse of modelling the character 'Norman'. 

My Rating?

Plot : 3.75/5
Storyline : 3.5/5
Effects** : 4.5/5
OVERALL : 7.5/10.



Small Kucing said...

this movie suits me

Anonymous said...

I watched the 3D movie with my teenaged son who won two free tickets from Naffnang. We watched at 1 Utama. It was a good movie and so is your review. Keep it up. Your have excellent future in movie-making. Good bless you.

Iriene said...

Dear Jemsen,

next time bring me along okay. Great I have one ticket, should I watch Bourne Legacy or Paranorman..hmmmm?????

Movie Rating Guide. :)

Lately, I've changed my movie ratings a little. (:

Plot :

is the flow & structural plot of the movie itself.

Storyline :

the overall idea & the concept of the movie.


The character's overall acting & character built-up in the movie. Or for animation, the voices & character built-up too.

Effects* :

The visual effects, 3D effects, movie scores/music, graphics, animation of a movie respective to it's genre.

SO, there it is. Thanks! :)