Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Boxtrolls Review

Before we get to the review, I want to apologize. Life has gotten a bit hectic and I haven't found the time to be on the internet at all, least of all write a review. Until further notice, I can't promise that I will have a review out every week. But, as you all know, it is October 1st, and you know what that means!! HALLOWEEN!!! This month I want to do something super special. So, I am going to try my very very best to get all sorts of great Halloween themed reviews for ya'll; the last being that of a "Top Whatever" list that I am so excited about. The first review I'm doing for this Halloween season is The Boxtrolls.

Which is kinda Halloween themed

Baby boy, Eggs, is taken by the boxtrolls, little blue trolls who wear boxes, that also have their names on them. The night Eggs was taken, boxtroll hunter Archibald Snatcher, makes a deal with Lord Portley-Rind, that if he can capture and kill all the boxtrolls, Portley-Rind will give him a "white hat" and allow him in their club for cheese-tasters. Portley-Rind agrees. Years later Snatcher still hasn't captured all the boxtrolls, but has many of them. Snatcher plans are all coming together to capture the entire clan of boxtrolls. It is up to Eggs, boxtroll Fish, and their new friend Winnie to foil Snatcher's plans. 


Laika has made two other movies in their day; Coraline and ParaNorman. Both were very successful, and hit home runs with the critics. But out of all the movies Laika has created, this one has to be the best. The story, the characters, the animation; all if it is absolutely perfect. The story is very unique, and something I've never seen before. The characters are really likable and fun to watch go through this journey. But, by-far, the best thing about this film is the animation. It is amazing! It is some of the best animation I have ever seen! I would brag about it more, but it would become repetitive. Also, the timing is great, and the jokes are hilarious!


The only thing I can think that is considered a con that isn't a nitpick, would have to be the lack of score in this film. I can't remember one single tune.

Final Thoughts-

Go see this movie if you haven't already. It's fun, entertaining and it's a masterpiece of stop-motion animation.  Can't wait for what else Laika has in store.  

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