The Boxtrolls

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(2014) ★★★

Sky Movies Premiere: PREMIERE Friday 7 August, 1.55pm and 7.15pm

Precariously perched on a hill, the town of Cheesebridge lives in fear of underground babysnatchers called Boxtrolls. But orphan Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead Wright) knows his cardboard-wearing friends are harmless collectors of junk. The real villain is the town’s vainglorious exterminator, Archibald Snatcher (Ben Kingsley). From the stop-motion animation studo behind Coraline and ParaNorman, a cartoon adventure that’s cranky and clever but not very funny (unless cheese puns count). Burnished like a clockwork variation on City of Ember, it’s closer in tone to Terry ‘Time Bandits’ Gilliam than to Tim ‘Frankenweenie’ Burton. Indeed, by the creosote-soaked end it’s gone the full Monty Python. And then Eric Idle sings the song over the closing credits.

Certificate: PG

Duration: 96min

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