So I learned that a new, exciting family animated film is coming out: The Boxtrolls. My first thought: “Ok, what is a Boxtroll?” I really had no idea what to think about it, until I watched the trailer with my kids. As of now, they are super excited to see the movie, and I am too!
From the creators of ParaNormal and Coraline, The Boxtrolls is a fun, witty and loving movie that features a quirky family of Boxtrolls, which are creatures that live beneath the streets of the city of Cheesebridge. They adopt and raise a human orphan boy, Eggs, in their home, so his Boxtroll family is all he knows. The town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher, wants to get rid of The Boxtrolls, so Eggs must come out into the world above the streets and jump into action to save his Boxtroll family.
Here’s why my kids are anxious to see the movie…
5 Reasons My Kids Can’t Wait To See The Boxtrolls
1. A different kind of family
My kids father and I have recently split up, so we no longer have the traditional two parent household. My kids did great with the transition, and they are excited to see that there are all different types of families. The Boxtrolls features an adopted child into a unconventional situation. Regardless, they are a family.
2. Boxtrolls love to build and tinker
Kids love to explore and create, and that’s exactly what The Boxtrolls do! They take junk and scraps from the world above them and use them to make all kinds of things. We have been recycling different items at home, so they recognize that in the movie.
3. A sense of humor
There’s nothing like a little action and adventure in an animated film. This movie has some clever lines and enough silly scenes that made my kids crack up, just by watching the trailer!
4. Identifying with the characters
Boxtrolls are quiet, introverted creatures, which I think some kids all can identify with at times. They all wear different pictures on their boxes as a way to distinguish their identities. As kids grow up, they are on a quest to do the same. My kids see these characters as sort of a representation of them, they can be shy at times, but when they are in their element, they know how to shine!
5. Family unconditional love and support
This is something that we, as a family, are very conscious about. They are very good at exhibiting care and love for each other, and know what it feels like to receive it. They smiled when they saw how much this family loves and supports each other.
Watch The Boxtrolls trailer here, your kids are going to be excited, too!
There is ONE drawback about this movie: It doesn’t come out until SEPTEMBER. We are definitely awaiting this film, we can’t wait! The Boxtrolls comes out in theaters September 26, 2014.
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