ParaNorman Movie Cover

ParaNorman

PG, 2012, Focus Features

Director:

Chris Butler

Starring:

John Goodman, Anna Kendrick, Tucker Albrizzi, Jeff Garlin, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Casey Affleck, Bernard Hill

Plot:

A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.

1

Boy sees dead people

Themes: Afterlife, Death

2

Kid doesn't let bullies bother him

Themes: Bullying, Meanness, Self-Image, Teen Issues

3

Man tries to fight death

Themes: Death, Futility, Spiritual Realm, Unexpected

4

Man risks life for bag of chips

Themes: Desires, Risk

5

Zombies eternally cursed for sin

Themes: Being Lost, Hell, Sin, Unbelievers, Witnessing

6

Scared townspeople assume zombies are bad

Themes: Acceptance, Assumptions, Judging, Outward Appearance, Prejudice, Understanding

7

Bitterness turns girl into monster

Themes: Bitterness, Hate, Revenge, Unforgiving, Vengeance

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