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ParaNorman is a bit too mature for my taste. Not that I found it scary, I just don’t understand how movies like this continue to get made. ParaNorman is the second movie from stop-motion company Laika, after the particularly disturbing Coraline. ParaNorman is a bit more comedic, but the overall story is still pretty mature. Norman is a creepy kid who sees ghosts and is treated like an outcast. Now I know that sounds like The Sixth Sense, but trust me, it’s different. The story is really about the dead being raised as a result of a witches curse. A lot of their choices in my opinion, felt like too much for a children’s movie. ParaNorman is filled with innuendos and dark moments. Like one involving a dead body. I do get what they were going for, but it just didn’t click with me. ParaNorman is about being different. Which is a fine moral, but I think they should have marketed it to adults. I’m also not crazy about the character designs. I do understand why people like ParaNorman, but I wouldn’t consider it one of my favorite creepy stop-motion animated movies.

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Norman returns a book

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