The Boxtrolls (2014) – A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

The Boxtrolls (2014) – A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
In this day and ace of CGI animation all looking the same, it’s easy to forget how much effort goes into making a film like The Boxtrolls. That effort doesn’t make it a good film however,.  For that you need top quality voice acting, a good director, innovative and exciting set pieces, a dark humour and a cracking script.  Which is lucky because The Boxtrolls has all this in spades. Okay so it’s not as good as Coraline for me but that’s only because that film was so good.  The Boxtrolls is a joy – just be weary at times it was far too much for my 5 year old daughter to take.

Best Bit: Kingsley is superb

Buy, Rent, Stream, Borrow: Buy

If You Liked this Try:  Coraline, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Wallace & Gromit Curse Of The Warerabbit

 

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Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil’s Quick Capsule Review…

The Boxtrolls – A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

The Boxtrolls – A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
In this day and ace of CGI animation all looking the same, it’s easy to forget how much effort goes into making a film like The Boxtrolls. That effort doesn’t make it a good film however.  For that you need top quality voice acting, a good director, innovative and exciting set pieces, a dark humour and a cracking script.  Which is lucky because The Boxtrolls has all this in spades. Okay so it’s not as good as Coraline for me but that’s only because that film was so good.  The Boxtrolls is a joy – just be weary at times it was far too much for my 5 year old daughter to take.

Best Bit: Kingsley is superb

Buy, Rent, Stream, Borrow: Buy

If You Liked this Try:  Coraline, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Wallace & Gromit Curse Of The Warerabbit.

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The Little Prince – A Quick Capsule Review

The Little Prince – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
An Netflix exclusive, The Little Prince is hands down one of the best animated films of the year and easily rates alongside some of Pixar’s recent return to form films.  A charming retelling of a classic French kids novel, The Little Prince is expertly written, sublimely animated and pulls at the heart strings in the right way.  It’s also got an excellent cast from Interstellar standout Mackenzie Foy to Ricky Gervais, Rachel McAdams and Jeff Bridges.  Netflix shows once again they can pick good product and this is up there with their best. A must see.

Best Bit: Animation

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy

If You Liked this Try: Inside Out, Coraline, Toy Story

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Author: Phil Hobden

Blog: The Nightmare Before Christmas – A Quick Capsule Review

Blog: The Nightmare Before Christmas – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Be it Tim Burton’s or Henry Selick’s  TNMBC (and for the record writer, producer and ideas man Burton has both his style and sensibility plastered all over this film), now in it’s 21st year since release the film hasn’t missed a beat in the interviewing years.  Okay so the technology has improved (just witness the quantum advance of The Boxtroll’s for example) but what still makes this film a class act is the collection of great songs, memorable characters and perverse humour that is seen so rarely in cinema these days.  It also shows just how far Burton has fallen since his 90’s heyday.

Best Bit: What’s this?

Buy, Rent, Stream, Borrow: Buy

If You Liked this Try: The Boxtrolls, Coraline, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were Rabbit

 

Author: Phil Hobden

Blog: The Boxtrolls – A Quick Capsule Review

Blog: The Boxtrolls – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
In this day and ace of CGI animation all looking the same, it’s easy to forget how much effort goes into making a film like The Boxtrolls. That effort doesn’t make it a good film however,.  For that you need top quality voice acting, a good director, innovative and exciting set pieces, a dark humour and a cracking script.  Which is lucky because The Boxtrolls has all this in spades. Okay so it’s not as good as Coraline for me but that’s only because that film was so good.  The Boxtrolls is a joy – just be weary at times it was far too much for my 5 year old daughter to take.

Best Bit: Kingsley is superb

Buy, Rent, Stream, Borrow: Buy

If You Liked this Try:  Coraline, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Wallace & Gromit Curse Of The Warerabbit.

 

Author: Phil Hobden