The Boxtrolls (2014)

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The Boxtrolls (2014)
  • Time: 96 min
  • Genre: Animation | Adventure | Comedy
  • Directors: Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi
  • Cast: Elle Fanning, Simon Pegg, Toni Collette, Ben Kingsley, Jared Harris, Nick Frost

Storyline:

The Boxtrolls are a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of a city called Cheesebridge. The story is about a young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors who tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator, the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher. When Snatcher comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls. Eggs decides to venture above ground and “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnie. Together, they devise a daring plan to save The BoxTrolls family. The film is based upon the children’s novel ‘Here Be Monsters’ by Alan Snow.

One review

  • The Boxtrolls is about an orphaned boy who is raised by underground rubbish collecting trolls with boxes for attire. They are all in danger from an evil exterminator who plans to remove all the boxtrolls in order to become a ‘white hat’ citizen. Based off the novel Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow, from the makers of Paranorman and Coraline.

    It’s not a very original story, something that has been done to death, a unusual species is wanted rid off for own personal gain. What does make The Boxtrolls really stand out is the concept. These monstrous creatures are fascinating and entertaining, while they don’t look it, you’ll fall in love with these charming trolls. With a fascination in engineering and their community like spirit, it’s hard not to love every minute they’re on screen. Laika clearly love strange and unusual concepts created in stop motion and it’s become their niche, only going from strength to strength with each film they release.

    The cast is overwhelmingly brilliant, not only are they massive names, but their voices suit these characters perfectly. Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3) is the king (no pun intended) at the villain roles, and his voice is…
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