‘The Boxtrolls’ brings adventures, mystery

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STRANGE BEHAVIOR—Eggs meets people for the first time during a gathering of the townspeople in “The Boxtrolls.” COURTESY OF FOCUS FEATURES

By Julianne Obregon

“The Boxtrolls” is an adventurous family film about a boy who teams up with the mayor’s daughter in order to save his family.

While the beginning of the film started off with a mystery that left the audience wondering what will happen next, it succeeded in creating suspense and adventure that keeps the viewers hooked.

Eggs, voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright, is a young boy who believes he is a boxtroll and is raised underneath the streets of Cheese Bridge by his adoptive family.

A boxtroll is a troll that uses boxes as clothing and as camouflage whenever it roams the streets to look for discarded items that may be of use to it.

The people of Cheese Bridge are led to believe that boxtrolls are vicious creatures that take children and steal cheese, which are two things that the townspeople value the most.

In the hopes of fulfilling his dreams to become a member of an exclusive group, Archibald Snatcher, voiced by Ben Kingsley, pursues the boxtrolls until none are left.

After Archibald Snatcher and his henchmen take a boxtroll named Fish, voiced by Dee Bradley Baker, Eggs teams up with the mayor’s daughter Winnie in hopes of getting him back.

Winnie, voiced by Elle Fanning, is a fiery character who believes in the stories that are told about the boxtrolls being vicious creatures who eat young children.

After meeting Eggs, she discovers that the stories aren’t true and that boxtrolls are in fact friendly.

Despite every obstacle that Eggs faces, he continues to push forward to save his family.

This family film is filled with unexpected twists and astonishing revelations. The courage of Eggs and the demonstration of his love for his family is displayed seamlessly throughout the film.

“The Boxtrolls” was released in theaters on Sep. 26 with a PG rating.

The film is based off the children’s novel “Here Be Monsters” by Alan Snow.

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