Monday, 29 September 2014

Movie Review:: The Boxtrolls

The Doctor and I went on a date together these school holidays. He wanted to see The Boxtrolls.

I was a little reluctant. The Boxtrolls was created by the same makers who did Coraline - which I found freaky deaky and Paranorman too - which I loved. Quirky and SERIOUSLY INSANELY WONDERFULLY CLEVER!! In the interests of spending time with my 9 year old son, and finding delight in something together, we went - choc top and popcorn in hand.

And we loved it. We both really, really loved it.

The workmanship that's gone into producing the film is astounding. It's mind-bogglingly beautiful and intricate. 

Combine that with a really enchanting storyline, and you've got yourself a winner. It's one of the best children's films I've ever seen. Like. Ever.

The story is incredible, but just as interesting is the behind-the-scenes action. It's a work of art. 

Click below to blow your mind. 

The story is beautifully simple, a boy - Eggs, is orphaned and raised underground by the boxtrolls, who collect rubbish to create crazy masterpieces. The trolls are targeted by a bunch of exterminators and Eggs steps up to defend his family.

It's such a great film - I can't recommend it highly enough. There's a good VS evil storyline - a little bit of darkness, but it's a delicate mix of rollicking good storytelling combined with incredible stop motion goodness. 

Looking for something to do these school holidays? Definitely take your kids to see it.


Sam Stone said...

OUr little miss saw it last week while at vacation care and loved it.

Trish said...

WE are going today - thanks I think I convinced my boys .

Lexi Kentmann said...

It's so so great!! You should see it Sam! I cried!

Lexi Kentmann said...

Did you go? Did you love it Trish??

Suzy said...

I took the small people to see this last week - SO good. It was the best children's film I've seen for ages too; no in-jokes for parents or product placement - just a great production, and a thoughtful, beautifully told story. Although the 3-year old pronounced it "Too Scary".

Trish said...

We did and we all enjoyed it . Quite different from what I expected and great animation.

Lexi Kentmann said...

Me too! I just adored it. xxx

Lexi Kentmann said...

Haha, too cute re: 3 year old. I completely agree with you. Just loved it so much.