When The Box Trolls first arrived at our door, I was wondering what this movie was about. All i saw on the front box art was these funny looking creatures, some with goggles on, and a boy and a girl. The title of the movie, The Box Trolls, tells me that the creatures are probably Box Trolls. That is all it told me though. Don’t get me wrong when I was given the opportunity to review this movie I was excited and of course said yes. But the title didn’t tell me much from the jump. So of course I got a little skeptical. Let me tell you I am so glad I gave this movie a chance though. This movie won’t stand as the best of all time by any means. But it will stand on it’s own as a very good one. So your probably wondering why you should see this movie. Well I’m about to tell you. Let’s go!
The Box Trolls follows the story of Eggs. Eggs is a boy who was orphaned at a very young age. But he wasn’t an orphan for long. He was taken in by the Box Trolls who quickly became his family. In fact, Eggs thinks he is a Box Troll. Having been orphaned, he never got experience the human lifestyle and hence acts like a Box Troll. Box Trolls live underneath the city of Cheesebridge. They come up from underneath the city to take little trinkets that hold some value to the Box Trolls. But that is not all of the story. There is a man that wants to destroy the Box Trolls so that he may gain a white hat and the city. His name is Archibald Snatcher. He and his two goons set out to capture the Box Trolls and destroy them. Eggs learns of this when his family (the box trolls) start going missing. Eggs befriends a girl name Winnifred. Why is this important? Not only does she want to help Eggs and the box trolls but her father is the current mayor of Cheesebridge. I won’t tell you what happens next. You have to find that out on your own. Let’s just say there is tons of action, suspense, and many more emotions. It’s like a perfect roller coaster ride (whichever kind of roller coaster ride you like haha). But above all else, you won’t be disappointed.
Now let’s look at the bonus features. As you all know by now this is a big things for me. I love my bonus features haha. There is a behind the scenes look at The Box Trolls (which is totally awesome by the way). Also there are 5 featurettes that take you inside the world of Box Trolls. I haven’t watched them all but the ones I have seen have been worth it. I don’t want to ruin the rest or what these bonus features hold as I believe that that magic should be found out on your own. You will love them though, trust me. The Box Trolls was a delight to watch with my family. Don’t miss out on an awesome adventure. Just don’t take it alone. Bring the family. They will thank you.
MIDGETMOMMA.COM SCORE 10 out of 10