Kid reviews for The Boxtrolls

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age 9+

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Parents say

age 9+

Based on 38 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 30 reviews

age 8+

A fun movie to see is still boring

The Boxtrolls is a fun movie to see for young kids. I enjoyed seeing it, but in truth it was one I could've missed out on; relatively, it was boring in the end. There isn't exactly a strong message to emphazise all the bad in the movie, but there is some good role models in the movie. The animation looks cool in this movie, and the action is (at points) a bit scary. The villain is a somewhat menacing dude. I liked the whole movie in the end, but in reality, it may have been one I could've missed out on!

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Too much violence
age 8+

The Boxtrolls

Why are parents thinking it’s bad, it’s actually very good and the explode part i saw some parents says that it scared their daughter or 10 year old son had nightmare like what?? it isn’t that scary it’s just exploding cheese how is it scary i think it’s kid-friendly like how weak are your son and daughter it’s just exploding cheese?? I can’t find a part that it’s scary.....
age 12+

I Don't Understand Why People Think This Movie is Dark and Creepy but Love Coraline?

This movie is one of Laika's best, the characters are awesome and my friends and I were laughing almost throughout the entire movie. The story is great and the acting (especially from Elle Fanning) was spot on! However, this movie IS NOT for little kids (especially for ones allergic to dairy or cheese) the villain is a great bad guy, but he can be EXTREMELY creepy. And the backstory of Eggs might scare little kids, because it appears that Snatcher (the villain)kills his dad. Also, the villain has a SEVERE dairy allergy and every time he eats cheese he bloats, (but it's kind of funny). But this movie IS AWESOME!!! I will watch it a million times more.

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age 5+

One of my favourites

So I have seen a lot of bad reviews for this movie and I will try to address the issues that people have with it. Firstly, if you think the characters are ugly, then you are too used to polished cg animation like disney. They're not perfect, and that is part of the point. The same goes for their personalities; they are flawed and that makes them more real, they are not the perfect hero who can do no wrong, and villains are meant to be horrible. Personally, I think the boxtrolls are a nice change from the unicorns and fairies the good side always have by their side. In regard to the villains, they are believeable, you think they actually could do damage, and if that's too scary then is there a poiny of a villain at all? Many people have a problem with Snatcher's allergy depiction and crossdressing: I think when it came to his allergy, it showed how people hurt themselves to fit in, and I didn't really see much ridicule towards it; with the crossdressing it was just a villain trying to spread their opinion without being themself. Now for the positive stuff. I find Eggs a good protagonist; he is someone who is driven to do something in a world that's foreign to. He cares about his 'family' and shows true development through the film. I understand why some people find Winnie annoying, as she does start off as a bit of a brat, but that is her only way of getting attention, and she does start to be nicer as the film goes on. The boxtrolls are cute in their own way, but it is believeable that people see them as monsters in the film. The movie shows how where you come from or what you are, or anything that you have, doesn't make you. It is your own merits and personality- you should embrace your uniqueness. Also don't believe all you are told, the people you are told to hate may not be so bad, they may just be against the people who have a louder voice. You see people questioning their actions rather than just being 'evil' for the sake of it, and that family can be anyone. If you got this far sorry for going on a rant, I just don't like seeing hate for Laika, as I love their movies and find stop motion fascinating.

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Great messages
Great role models
age 11+

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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 7+

I LOVE THIS MOVIE!

This movie is great for your kid to watch! They will love the animations, the storyline, and most of all the funny trolls! I liked the part where the troll catcher ate cheese and his whole body swelled up and he talked like a blob. I reccomend this movie!

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age 9+

Great Stop-Motion Film, has some scary parts

Parents need to know that this amazing Stop-Motion film is great, but can scare younger kids. The main villain, lot's of action, and the flashback sequence are definetly going to scare younger viewers. In one scene you think that the Boxtrolls die, but they don't. Great movie, but not for little kids.

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Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
age 8+

Sadly, the worst Laika film :(

This movie is sadly the worst Laika Studios film. And that is saying a lot because my top 3 fav movies are made by 1: Coraline (made by Laika) 2: Kubo and the Two Strings (made by Laika) 3: a tie between: Corpse Bride, ParaNorman, and Coco (ParaNorman made by Laika Corpse Bride made by Tim Burton but Laika worked on it partly and Coco made by Disney and Pixar.) As you can see Almost all og]f my top 3 fav films are made entirerly by Laika. But Boxtrolls isn't at that level. Its at sadly the Disney level. I dont like Disney that much. But Disney makes ok movies. Boxtrolls is the most kid friendly Laika flim but since it is Laika their is some form of scariness. In this case this movie is gross. The boxtrolls eat bugs which I personally do not lkie because i have Entomophobia (Yes, you guessed it, I have a really bad fear of bugs.) That is one reason why Boxtrolls doesn't have a higher rating for me. The second is the character Archibald Snatcher. He is the antagonist and he wants to kill all the Boxtrolls because he wants to be with some dumb group who gets to eat cheese all day. He is very aware of his alergie to cheeese but he eats it anyway. Then on screen he SPOILIER ALERT!!........ I know your still here and you didn't watch The Boxtrolls but thats fine :) Ok spoiler he blows up on screen and he dies..... yeah thats the happy ending!! That is probably the only reason that the Boxtrolls isn't higher on the list. The other Laika films are more scary and this one isn't scary its just DISCUSTING. But I really love the stopmotion and the story is pretty good and this movie is better than many Disney flims. Nut as I always say... Coraline is better.
age 11+

uggghh......

this movie gave me big time nightmares and was awful

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Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 9+
Meh... I was confused throughout the movie. I did not understand the story line but it had decent animation. Scary at parts.