The Boxtrolls

Movie • 2014 • Animation  

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An orphaned boy raised by underground creatures called Boxtrolls comes up from the sewers and out of his box to save his family and the town from the evil exterminator, Archibald Snatcher.
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Does the dog die?
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Are animals abused?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is an animal sad?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Are there abusive parents?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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manaphy
There's a dead fish in a trash can at the beginning of the movie, it still has its face.
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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teaz
the trolls are shown eating bugs, some have bugs crawling on them at points.
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Assault
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manaphy
Characters are held physically, characters are tied up, there's a lot of kidnapping and abduction so there's a lot of grabbing. A character is restrained and they attempt to kill him around the climax of the movie.
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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manaphy
There is no cannibalism, there is a LOT of discussion of cannibalism. Specifically, Boxtrolls eating humans. One character likes to be very graphic with her descriptions.
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Is someone crushed to death?
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teaz
[spoilers] no, but near the end a character is nearly burned alive.
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there amputation?
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teaz
[spoilers] near the end, a large machine falls on a character, crushing them. it's not graphic, though.
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Is there a hanging?
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manaphy
Somebody has a very very bad food allergy and is shown swelling, including tongue etc. He doesn't die of breath issues.
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manaphy
Some characters have crooked teeth because they're British, but teeth aren't damaged on screen.
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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manaphy
Someone is kept captive for 10 years, held upside down the whole time.
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Children
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manaphy
For most of the movie you believe that one has been. There's a lot of talk about baby snatching, etc, a festival celebrating it. It's most of the plot.
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Does a kid die?
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manaphy
Children are threatened explicitly with death, and the villains attempt to kill a child, but the kids survive. Infant death is mentioned over and over, however.
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Family
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teaz
throughout the movie, boxtrolls are shown getting kidnapped.
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Does a parent die?
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It's implied that the main characters father is dead and there's a pretty dramatic flashback that implies it too but at the end it's shown that that dad isn't dead
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Does someone cheat?
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OliveTheTiger
The head is ripped off of a teddy bear by the child
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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LGBTQ+
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It’s unlikely that Snatcher is trans, given that he never objects to or shows discomfort from his underlings referring to him as male. The Madame Frou Frou persona feels more like a manipulation tactic to further anti-boxtroll propaganda.
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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manaphy
No, however, leeches are used which might be similarly important if needles and syringes bother you.
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Does someone self harm?
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Is there misophonia?
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OliveTheTiger
There are a few scenes with loud chewing and mouth closeups
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
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There is an after credits scene where the characters ponder being stop motion.
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Pregnancy
Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Savy
I'm surprised that people are saying no to this. Just because they're not outright saying fat jokes doesn't mean there isn't any, they're just visual gags. (spoilers below)

Example of this is, The villain is a fat person, he's supposed to be seen as disgusting and comedic to the viewer. He's allergic to cheese, which makes parts of his body swell up, exposing parts of his body. The allergic reaction is especially bad at the end, his stomach out to view. The townspeople look at him in disgust when they witness his allergic reaction.
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ptsdean
No, but the depiction of the villain is transphobic ("evil" cross-dresser trope).
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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henny
Snatcher dresses as a woman to trick the people of Cheesebridge, most prominently Portley-Rind. It's not shown in a flattering or sympathetic light.
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Is there hate speech?
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manaphy
I would say yes. A drag queen dies. The drag queen is the villain, which doesn't necessarily make it better. Just more information.
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Are there n-words?
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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manaphy
Men discuss the beauty of a woman saying she has "cheese on her bones" etc, which read as "locker talk" to me.
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Are there nude scenes?
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Is there bestiality?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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I would say yes. A character explodes near the end, it's just yellow primarily but it's alarming. As well, gore is frequently discussed and described in detail by the characters. And, again, there are leeches.
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Does someone drown?
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Is there gun violence?
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