Published on August 17th, 2012 | by simeon0
Mark DeGuzman and Gareth Von Kallenbach
A kid named Norman (voice by Kodi Smit-Mcphee), is so into watching zombie movies he has become a social outcast. Norman one day realizing that he has a gift to see dead people, but as such, few people believe him except for his friend Neil (voice by Tucker Albrizzi).
Despite the unusual gift that Norman possesses, he still tries to live a life as a normal kid, or so he thinks.
Even though, he tries to live a normal life, his schoolmates don’t think it’s normal for people to see dead people. Norman always get picked on by the school bully, Alvin (voice by Christopher Mintz-Plasse), who tries to give Norman a hard time as much as possible.
Fate soon steps in and requires Norman to use his gift to stop a curse but the pesky Alvin tends to ruin his plans. In time, Norman, Alvin and locals Neil, Courtney and Mitch, must stop the curse and find out why strange things keep happening to their little town.
While I was not sold on the 3D aspects of the film, one thing for sure is the beauty and the creativity in this movie. The graphics, the special effects, the voices of each character complimented the story well. It would have been easy to get caught up in the stop motion magic, but Norman has a story to tell as well. The team that created the sparkling “Coraline” has really taken the game to the next level.
While the movie is PG rated, it is an ideal family film for those with teens and tweens.
3.5 out of 5 stars