Norman Babcock (Kodi Smit-McPhee) isn’t your typical moody preteen. Obsessed with horror films to a degree that would should have the local asylum readying a padded cell, this introverted outsider is also able to communicate with the dead. The second 3-D stop-motion feature produced by LAIKA studios is a visual marvel, though the arresting, sometimes-graphic sturm und drang rarely overshadows the story’s pronounced sense of melancholy.
|Venue name:||Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)||Contact:|
11 W 53rd St
|Cross street:||between Fifth and Sixth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sat, Sun 10:30am–5:30pm; Fri 10:30am–8pm.|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, F, M to 47–50th Sts–Rockefeller Ctr; E, M to Fifth Ave–53rd St|