DVD Review: The BoxTrolls
The Boxtrolls is a dark, edgy and slightly macabre story from people behind the delightfully bizarre world of Coraline. Directors Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi and their team of stop-motion animators have created some of the most original cinematic animation to date, with the weirdly wonderful world of The BoxTrolls. While the story isn’t especially engrossing, the charm and brilliant voice performances make it worth ninety minutes of your time.
The story follows the Boxtrolls, a group of subterranean dwelling riubbish collectors (a bit like the Wombles) who nice enough to have raised an orphaned boy, Eggs. The evil nemesis is Archibald Snatcher who claims that the Boxtrolls are murderous creatures that only want to destroy the city. When his BoxTroll friends are captured by Snatcher, Eggs makes it his mission, to infiltrate high society and save them.
This tale of social order and discrimination may be lost on it’s young audience, but a more compelling and original animated tale you will not find in recent releases.
Rating: PG Low Level Violence.