This weekend The Boxtrolls was released in theaters and I made sure to grab a ticket for the first showing at my favorite theater. The story is cute, has some funny and obvious puns, and yet has some intelligent humor as well. I didn’t watch much of the trailers because I did want to see the movie without knowing all the best parts.
The claymation is really why I wanted to see this movie though. To my surprise, it was actually a bit of a mixed media piece and it was done surprisingly well. I spent the extra couple dollars to see it in 3D, but I’m not sure it was really needed. It added an extra texture to the art, but its not needed. In fact, if you’re on the edge about if you want 3D or not for this movie, just ask yourself if you would watch Wallace and Gromit in 3D.
You should recognize a whole host of great actors in this movie when the credits roll, and yes, you should stay after the credits! Overall, the only thing I regretted is that there weren’t more people in the theater.
So you may not have heard that this week Kevin Smith’s latest movie was released. That’s right, Tusk released in over 600 theaters and even that may be too many by some people’s standards. Don’t get me wrong, I loved every moment of this movie. If you’re in the mood for a bad horror movie this is just what you need.
A total of about 10 people were in the theater, 3 of which came with me. Keep in mind, this was the only theater showing the movie within an hour drive. At one point, one of the teens sitting behind me said to his buddy, “what the hell are we watching?” Yes, it’s also the kind of movie you drag people to without telling them exactly what they are in for.
You do have to respect that Kevin Smith was able to turn a joke from his podcast into a full length movie and release it in theaters at all. Not only that, but he got some great actors like Johnny Depp and Justin Long to star. All-in-all it’s a fun movie, and even more so if you want to share a laugh with some friends. It does have some gore, but nothing worse than American Horror Story.
I don’t want to be overly harsh here, because the movie was good. It did exactly what I would have wanted it to, it entertained me!
That being said, the visuals for this movie were great, acting was good except for child actors/actresses, but it lacked an original music score and unique directing. Other than that, Maleficent was a great movie with an interesting story that’s fun for anyone to watch.