Directed by: Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi
Voice Cast: Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Ben Kingsley and Elle Fanning
Running Time: 1 hr 36 min
Animation studio Laika is with films like "Coraline" and "ParaNorman" established itself as experts in stop motion. With its new creation "The Boxtrolls" cements its authority on the field.
The plot is loosely based on the children's book "Here Be Monsters" by Alan Snow: Cheese Bridge in the city's aristocratic that control, while the city's underworld is populated by trolls dressed boxes which loves to look for people's scrap. When a child disappears blame the greedy scavenger Snatcher (Ben Kingsley), the trolls, and sees his chance to destroy them both and reach at the same time. The child (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) is brought up by the trolls, unaware that he is not one of them, and called Eggs for the box he gets as clothing.
It is not an extraordinary intrigue - at times the script is right purl, flat characters and caricatures. Snatcher is with his evil plan, a tendency to dress up as a woman and exaggerated voice acting from pure spectacle Kingsley as the villain. While there is a nice moral about consanguinity is not the most important thing in a family. Even the trolls have their charm - they stack their boxes on each other when they should be sleeping - and aristocratic girl Winnie (Elle Fanning) is festive with her morbid obsession with them. But it is above all the animation, along with the colorful composition of ingenious set design and character design that impresses.
"The Boxtrolls" is a technically well-made crafts, and I wish I could say the same about its story.