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.