Starring: (voices) Kodi Smit-McPhee, Casey Affleck, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Directors: Chris Butler, Sam Fell
Release Date: 17 August 2012
This is the last of the summer movies I will be previewing. ParaNorman is 3D stop-motion animated movie produced by Laika, distributed by Focus Features. I really do not know too much about this movie other than what I have seen in the trailer. It looks to me to be a funny morrow movie spoof. I am not into horror movies too much, although the more lighthearted variety are fine around Halloween, and many times I will take a spoof over the real thing. This looks to be very kid and family friendly. There is a rawness to the animation style that I like. The style suits the theme and the characters very well. Humorous while invoking common themes from the horror genre.
Here is the synopsis from Wikipedia: The small New England town of Blithe Hollow comes under siege by the undead. Only a misunderstood local boy, Norman Babcock, who has the ability to speak with the dead, is able to prevent the destruction of his town from a centuries-old witch’s curse. He’ll also have to take on ghosts, witches, zombies and worst of all, the moronic grown-ups. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.
That takes care of the Summer Season. The irony of doing a blog which features a lot of content about movies is the fact that I really don’t like going to the movie theaters. I will review these movies but you’ll have to wait until the DVD. 🙂
Copyright 2012 WJFoley
Posted on May 16, 2012, in Captain's Log..., Coming soon.... and tagged 3D, animation, Anna Kendrick, Bernard Hill, Casey Affleck, Chris Butler, Comedy, Elaine Stritch, Halloween, Horror, Jeff Garlin Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jodelle Ferland., John Goodman, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Leslie Mann, ParaNorman, Sam Fell, Spoof, Stop Motion, Tempestt Bledsoe. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.