Laika taking themselves seriously
This movie is too complex and violent for anyone. I can not believe that Laika would use such themes on a preteen's movie. The highest it can go was creepy buttons in peoples' eyes and that's it. But here, they hang a child above fire which was highly unacceptable. No good adult film would show such subjects.
Other problems with Laika is that they seem like they're trying to prove how great they are releasing the most darkest film out of their movies while taking the direction most films make, the plucky sidekick, the feral child, Hitler etc.. I have never been this mad at a movie for years. Winnie is a girl that I want to beat up, Eggs was a gross character that mopes around, and the boxtrolls are minion rip-offs that should've just stayed dead, the white hats are ignorant, and the red hats have mental issues. Their last two movies had quirks and unique characters that were not stock and the movies themselves were not unoriginal.
We know that eggs is 11 or 12 but he is still young and he should still have fights with people sometimes. But in this one, he's fighting for security reasons. And he doesn't mind making friends with the punchingbag, Winnie. I would love to see him conflict Winnie to shut her up.
It's not a waste of time, but if you're sensitive to violence, then skip this one. You can rent it since it's heart-warming, sweet and cute. It was fun watching Eggs and his problems. But don't take kids until they are about 11 or 12.
I think that the film should've just kind of shied away from its comedic elements, the film just seemed like that it was trying to have more of a dramatic approach, and takes its comedy seriously, making most of the parts unfunny.
This title contains:
Positive role models
Violence & scariness