I love this film. It's very visually interesting, very nicely written, and has amazing stop-motion. The idea of a boy who can talk to ghosts is nothing new, but I loved that they did something new with the idea. The narrative is very good and surprisingly very deep. It's quite enlightening, particularly in the last third. The film, like I said, just has unbelievable stop-motion. It just looks so freaking great. I like the themes that the film explores. Themes about misunderstanding, revenge, and that being scared can cause people to do horrible things. Another nice thing about the film is that even though there is a villain, there is an extremely sympathetic feeling to her. You don't even really hate her. You completely understand every single action, and the ending is so lovely and peaceful. I guess the only issues I have with the film is the comedy because lots of it is pretty lame, but I did laugh at a few things, and the characters. I enjoy them, mostly Norman, but they are pretty much stereotypes. But other than that, I love Paranorman. It's beautifully crafted, very deep and smart. I think Coraline is better, but this film is a great follow up.