The Boxtrolls (Graham Annable/Anthony Stacchi, 2014)

January 24, 2015


An adaptation of Alan Snow’s novel Here Be Monsters!, stop-motion animation The Boxtrolls is a comedic fable set in and under a Victorian-era town whose misguided residents have obsessions concerning wealth, class and cheese. One power-hungry opportunist, pest exterminator Archibald Snatcher (Kingsley, clearly having fun), sees his ticket to high society in eradicating a group of subterranean creatures he promotes as threats to the town. In reality, these Boxtrolls (who wear cardboard boxes like turtle shells) are kind-hearted, harmless scavengers, who’ve actually been raising an orphaned human boy who begins to suspect he’s not quite like his adopted brethren.

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