Now in theaters everywhere, I had previously reviewed Focus Features’ ParaNorman, the latest 3-D animated genre pic from the team behind Coraline. Taking a glance across the board, it appears people are really digging this flick. I wasn’t as entertained. The stop-motion flick looks absolutely astounding, but the story lacks depth, creativity and laughs.
“[It’s a] remarkable piece of art that, utilizing state of the art 3-D, take stop-motion animation to an entirely new level. The eye candy that LAIKA has delivered is revolutionary and so advanced that it makes Sony’s classic Monster House look like absolute crap.
“[And while] the animation itself is stunning, what lacks is the screenplay. Butler penned the story that is gummed down with incredibly bad jokes, obnoxious characters, and a bland moral that’s worked around the classic “Frankenstein” tale.”
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