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The Boxtrolls (2014) Movie Reviews

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09/29/2014 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

The Boxtrolls is a solid family movie.

You know in those Claymation movies where the characters have skinny arms and legs, but they have big belly's, um... something is not right about that.

The story is about a young orphan, raised by subterranean trash collectors, must find the hero inside when an evil exterminator threatens his family.

The beginning of this movie started a bit slow and I wasn't feeling it, but as the film went a long it became better. The voice acting in the film was well done. The villain in the film to me had a really stupid plan that didn't make scenes at all, and he was a cliche messed up villain with nothing really new to him, but Ben Kingsley did a good job voicing him. The jokes worked at times and sometimes they don't. But overall the Boxtrolls is a solid family movie with so dark scenes a...

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09/28/2014 (2 of 2 found this helpful)

Laika Rules Supreme!

Laika studios has been a strong force for good for some years now, but they are not infallible. Their latest stop motion production, The Boxtrolls, is just as wonderful to look at as the rest of their catalogue, possibly even more so; but it’s also possibly the weakest yet. The Boxtrolls doesn’t really deserve too much negative criticism, it’s still a lot smarter than most animated films that are released to such a degree, but it’s difficult not to have ridiculously high expectations when you go into a movie that might as well be a sequel to the brilliant Paranorman.

In a world filled with empty headed children’s films, we need more like The Boxtrolls. It combines the intelligence of a movie like Frozen and combines it with some sick fun and originality. Children’s movies can be sm...

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