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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

The Boxtrolls Review

Trolling Boxtrolls style! 
The Boxtrolls Review – Another underground creature to compete with the yellow minions. Are they any cuter or fun? 
                        Definition of fugly = Boxtrolls 
People of Cheesebridge have been fed with fear by Lord Portley-Rind (Ed Harris) and  Archibald Snatcher (Ben Kingsley) about the Boxtrolls living beneath their town.  These Boxtrolls have been accused of stealing the townspeople’s most precious possession, their cheese. Things get uglier when one of the BoxTroll ‘kidnap’ baby Trubshaw. It was just the right opportunity Snatcher was looking for to get rid of all the Boxtrolls. In exchange for his red hat and be accepted into the white hat society. One after another Boxtrolls gets caught and one night while Lord Portley-Rind’s daughter, Winnie (Elle Fanning) was throwing a fit, she stumbles upon the Boxtrolls and a boy. The next morning, the boy (Egg voiced by Isaac Hempstead Wright) finally ventures out the town in daylight and locates Snatcher’s factory. Little did he know, Winnie was on his tail and accidently follow Egg underground and finds out the real truth about the Boxtrolls. The kids also learns about Snatcher’s other evil plan and together they have to convince the rest of the town before time runs out. Can Eggs and Winnie stop Snatcher and save The Boxtrolls? 
Cheese loving people of Cheesebridge
I gotta admit, there’s something about the British accent that I love and this movie featured some of the best pronunciation. Heck, try saying The Boxtrolls in an English twang and you will get what I mean. That’s because some of the voice talents used are England’s most gifted folks. Ben Kingsley stood out the most with his twist of evil vocal, speaking or singing wise. The visual are an added bonus with every emotions captured well. The music in the background. The storyline however was predictable but keep in mind it’s catered for kids so don’t expect any Oscar winning edition. Just sit back and enjoy the trip around Cheesebridge. 
Winnie and Eggs! 
After watching the usual animated type of movies, the style of the film grabs ones attention. The intricate way the town and its characters are portrayed shows the hard put in to produce this flick. Despite the weak storyline, there is an underlying message. The age old, don’t judge the book by its cover. The Boxtrolls may appear like foul creatures but the truth will be revealed later on. Just like life, sometimes we judged too early only to regret our action later. Bring your little ones so they could learns a lesson while enjoy Eggs, Fish, Fragile, Shoes and the gang run around Cheesebridge.   

P/s - Many thanks goes to Churp Churp for the #Churpremiere tickets! 

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