movies: the boxtrolls

the boxtrolls - heroes come in all shapes and sizes...even rectangles
The Boxtrolls is an incredibly sweet movie.

It also goes to show what happens when you introduce a technology like 3D printing into something like stop motion animation.

And it also goes to show what you can do when you just give the audience credit for having brains in their head and realise you don't need to explain every little thing and then underline it.

It also features a lot of mostly unrecognisable voice talent... and I mean that in a good way... I wasn't thrown out of the movie at any moment by thinking "oh, that's so and so"... so I was actually surprised to discover that Eggs, the main character, is voiced by Isaac Hempstead Wright who plays Bran Stark on Game of Thrones.

There really is something about a stop motion animation movie that you just don't get with CGI, no matter how excellent it might be... I think it's the textures and all the little details that are just there in stop motion.

I was in love with the Boxtrolls themselves pretty much from the first moment they appeared... and I love the fact that so much about them is unexplained, especially because it's unnecessary.

And given that it's from the same studio that made both Coraline and Paranorman, I'm not really surprised it's this good... they do some quality work.

It's also worth staying during the credits for the scene between Mr Trout and Mr Pickles where they talk about the meaning of existence while you get a glimpse into how they exist in the first place.

yani's rating: 4 white hats out of 5

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