The Boxtrolls: What You Need To Know
Family adventure The Boxtrolls is released on DVD and Blu-Ray on Monday (January 26th), here is everything you need to know about it…
What’s the plot?
Based on the classic children’s book Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow, the plot goes a little bit like this: We’re in 1805 in the fictional town of Cheesebridge. There are rumours flying everywhere that there are evil boxtrolls who snatch children from the streets, but, as it turns out, that could not be further from the truth.
The boxtrolls have in fact adopted a young orphan named Eggs, and it is Eggs who must convince the rest of the town to leave the trolls in peace and call off dastardly exterminator Archibald Snatcher, who has been called in to rid the town of them.
Who’s in it?
Well, more accurately, whose voices are in it. You’ve got Ben Kingsley, Elle Fanning, Toni Collette, Jared Harris, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade and Tracy Morgan all on duty, as well as newcomer Isaac Hempstead-Wright.
Does it deliver?
It’s an excellent family adventure, lovingly shot and crafted. Well worth your time.
The Boxtrolls is released on DVD and Blu-Ray on Monday (January 26th).