Watch out Disney! There’s a new animation company in town! Laika used 3-D stop animation to create a wonderfully visual world reminiscent of Monty Python cartoons. They took over five years to make this movie and it’s worth the wait! I give it an A.
The movie appeals to the whole family. The children love the quirkiness of the story and the silly boxtrolls who aren’t the monsters they are made out to be. Some of the scenes may be too scary for the younger children, so use your best judgment.
Adults will love the deeper undertones to the movie from Mr. Trout and Mr. Pickles arguing about which side is the bad guys to a cross-dressing drag queen character and naked boxtroll behinds. I loved hearing the adults laughing aloud almost as much as the kids.
A delightful movie to be enjoyed again and again, just to “get” all the jokes!
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