Able to see ghost, young kid Norman is the town’s outcast. He has no friends and his parent’s don’t believe in his ability. But when the town faces danger after a group of zombies rise from the grave, Norman and a new friend must spring into action to defeat the zombies and an evil witch, or so they believe.
The movie is beautifully done. All the characters look amazing and the same can be said for the scenery. The voice acting is also good and there are a lot of diverse voices that give the film real character. While neither the story nor the execution are revolutionary/unique, the directors did this movie in such a way where old feels new again. The dialogue is funny, for both kids and adults. This might be one of the best zombie movies in a while.
The movie does get boring at the mid-point, so some tightening would have done some good. It would be a shame, though, if they had cut out some of the scenes because some of the exteriors blew me away. So I’m torn on what scenes weren’t necessary. The film is meant more for older children, which I’m only saying because some scenes might be frightening for young kids. This isn’t a bad thing, but I just thought I should bring it up.
Fun Fact: Laika used 3d printers to generate the different faces.