RJG Rating- 100
Norman ,has a special gift.He can talk to ghosts.
Starring- Kodi Smit,Tucker,Casey Affleck,Anna Kendrick
Director- Chris Butler, Sam Fell
In the era where majority of the animation movies are made with computers ,the stop motion movies are slowly disappearing.In a year theres barely 2-3 that do release ,and out of them very rarely does one become a superhit.Stop motion might not be fancy but if put to good use, as done for Paranorman,it definitely is a heart warming experience.
The animation is brilliant and just smooth.Everything is done neatly and gives the movie the wacky look and 80's effects.The characters are well drawn up and the emotions are perfectly captured and the voice cast do a great job.
Usually its the Pixar movies that rule in the story department ,but this year ParaNorman gives the audience a beautiful tale.The story is original and is a mixture of comedy ,horror and some surprising drama.Its a straight forward story ,but the climax was just outstanding.The story is funny with a slight sprinkle of horror ,but theres enough material to keep both adults & kids entertained.
Direction is top notch.The movie grabs our attention from the very start and doesnt let go till the very end.Add to the fact that the climax was just beautiful ,raises Paranorman to a high level.The pacing of the movie was fast and never dulls in any place.
Overall ,ParaNorman is a brilliant animated movie ,one of the best movies of 2012.A must watch!