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Even though I’m definitely not one for animation films, I caught a screening of ParaNorman a few days back. I was bored when I was deciding what to watch and as much as I thought I would be a disappointed by the overall film, I generally liked it. Here’s why:
What I love about the movie:
It’s extremely easy to follow the storyline. It’s a PG movie so you can expect three quarters of the theatre to be filled with kids below the age of 10. But the story’s so good and entertaining that it manages to keep the kids quiet and focused. The movie also includes some really good values like the importance of family, being comfortable in your own skin and not judging others before knowing their story.
What’s not so great about the movie:
I was expecting the animation to be similar to The Incredibles or Dr Seuss: The Lorax. It turned out to be a different kind of animation all together. The graphics were good and its cinematography almost made the characters look like they were in 3D. It will be a little difficult to get used to the animation in the first few minutes of the movie but rest assured, you’ll be fine after that phase is over.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 popcorns