The Best Mutant Movies

Steve Hutchison reviews 50 of the best mutant movies. Each film is analyzed and discussed with a synopsis and a rating. The movies are ranked from best to worst. How many have you seen?

ParaNorman

A boy battles zombies and attempts to save his town from an ancient curse.

 

United States
2012
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Fully Animated
Character Focus: 
Zombie Film
Insects: 
Beetle
Dimensional: 
Spirit
Unknown
Plant: 
Tree
Psychics: 
Medium
Wizards: 
Evoker
Conjurer
Transmuter
Necromancer
6
You'll be scared silly!
8
6
8
8
3
4
2
Effects
Pace
Performances
Mom and dad will enjoy this one as much as the kids, as long as they like a good horror movie every now and then. This is a perfect gateway to the genre for children. It’s a cute story about a child destined to fight zombies who sees his city being overrun by them. It contains homages to popular horror films and enough inside jokes to keep adults busy.
It contains several intense action scenes with very little time, in between, for us to catch our breath. It is intelligently written and really funny. It’s animated by stop motion and the medium works really well in this context. This production is a masterpiece, especially when considering how it was made. The facial expressions were built by 3D printers and they are extremely malleable.
The film is immersive and just as puzzling. At some point, you stop trying to figure out how the thing was created and fall into a psychedelic rabbit hole. ParaNorman is really well made. No challenge is too immense for creators Chris Butler and Sam Fell. Kids love zombies. Everybody does... at least the funny ones. Just when you thought you’d seen too much of them, here’s a whole new take!
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