The box trolls: the review nobody asked flr
9/10: not perfect, but would happily pay to watch again
They say that if you hate something, it’s wise to start with what you liked. I shall do the reverse.
The art style bothered me. Not the animation you understand, the art style. The faces of a lot of the characters were too liney for me. Human characters I mean, the trolls were fine.
The character Winnie is selectively stupid. She is a wonderful smart character for most of the film, but in just a couple of scenes she is unable to put two and two together
The ball was painful
Now for the good parts:
Writing: top notch and the characters talk like real people talk
Voice acting: all the actors bringing in a top notch performance
Story: fairly standard, but with a nice twist to it. The villain kinda wins sort of, and he achieved all his success with had work
Subplot: it’s the Mitchell and Webb “are we the bad guys” sketch, and just as awesome
Animation: wow. It’s claymation but I thought it was cg
Soundtrack: I will listen to its soundtrack a lot, and probably play it frequently on student radio
Characters: likable either as characters or in terms of screen presence
Misc: the trolls are lovely and their language is great. The “I’m a troll. Obviously” bit is the most fun to watch in the film