Here Be Monsters!

The Boxtrolls is just plain silly. Which is one of the reasons I didn’t even give the movie a chance. The Boxtrolls is the third movie from stop-motion company Laika. Unlike Coraline or ParaNorman though, The Boxtrolls isn’t a horror themed movie. It’s actually their first full-fledged comedy. Maybe that’s why it’s my least favorite movie of theirs. An orphan named Eggs lives among a group of trolls who dress in boxes. They’re named after whatever object is printed on their box (hence the name eggs). The Boxtrolls isn’t unwatchable or anything, I felt like it was a bit juvenile for the company known for their dark movies. Sure I was never crazy about that style, but a lot of people did respond to it. I mean the villain just wants to exterminate the boxtrolls so he can eat fancy cheese. Plus it doesn’t help that The Boxtrolls got nominated for Best Animated Feature and not The LEGO Movie. I’ll never forgive them for that. It makes me wish the Academy would stop nominating stop-motion movies just because they’re stop-motion. Kids will probably enjoy it, but The Boxtrolls is far from high quality entertainment.

The Boxtrolls

Eggs and the boxtrolls

2 thoughts on “Here Be Monsters!

  1. I avoided this movie for ages because it took Lego Movie’s place in the Oscar nomination list…but I love stop motion so I gave it a chance in the end. I loved it, but it’s got my kind of humour so I get why others wouldn’t enjoy it as much ๐Ÿ™‚

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