Watched ParaNorman last night, posted on Facebook my impression of it...
So a 8.5/10 for ParaNorman
Just watched the animated movie ParaNorman.
Truly, truly enjoyed it.
Excellent movie as the visuals alone are nothing less than stunning. I have always had the utmost of respect for all stop animation, and although I know computers were used to enhance things, I do also know that for the most part the animators did things the good old fashioned way. One precious frame at a time.
WIRED magazine a
ctually had an awesome little behind the scenes couple of pages spread for the movie at least a year ago now that absolutely sparked my interest in seeing the movie. For whatever reason I just never got around to doing so in the theater, although I wanted to do so.
The writing is definitely decent. It was not exceptional as far as dialogue goes, however there were some really clever lines that were without a doubt written for the adults watching. The overall message was a tad par for the course, however it was still a positive message overall and one that will remain a classic as long as the art of story telling exists... It's okay to be different. Embrace individuality.
Speaking of adult tones, I do feel it is worth mentioning that I cannot see this film being an okay film to watch for younger kids. There is some very weighty material as far as life and death. I am also quite convinced that certain scenes would scare the pants off of younger kids.
With that said, any teenagers and adults who are fans of the animated movie genre, ParaNorman is definitely recommend recommended viewing.
Also, went to see Lincoln at the theater earlier today. I had no clue the movies was going to be that crowded on Black Friday, so although we arrived 20 minutes early, still got stuck sitting in the 3rd row. Definitely not my preferred place to sit at the movies, not even close. So that took away some of the enjoyment. The sound was also a bit muffled being so close. Not sure why, but sure enough I went and stood in another normal area (meaning not the front rows) of the theater, and the sound was much louder and clearer to hear. I have pretty bad hearing, so I was not able to make out every word said unfortunately.
Even with the horrible seats and not hearing everything, an absolutely flawless movie. Loved it.
9.25/10 for Lincoln