HERE’S THE THING ABOUT BOXTROLLS.
After seeing the teaser I REALLY wanted to see it. After seeing the trailer I REALLY didn’t. I thought it would be boring or snotty or idk fake? So then I got invited to go, and OH WOW I AM SO HAPPY I SAW THIS MOVIE. American trailers are always 99% AWFUL because the common person doesn’t know what the hell is good. So, just trust me here.
More important though is from what that first teaser had, and THAT is the real tone of the movie. Personally, I didn’t come from a traditional family structure. I’m fine with it, but every now and then someone would talk about their parents and I’d be “oh. no I don’t understand what you mean.” And it was always slightly distancing even though I love my guardians. But you know, everything I saw growing up pointed to ‘I should feel different.’
This was the first..well, anything? I saw that had the message of ‘family is the people who love you’ WITHOUT BEING PATRONIZING. Also it never felt like that was the point of the movie, it was SO refreshing. Sure stories like this have been told, but for me they never felt…quite right. Boxtrolls wasn’t preachy, it wasn’t the…you know, cheap heartstring plot to make you feel ‘oh look we’re being good people by saying they’re just like us look at us please pat us on the back for making this thanks’ but no it was CELEBRATED and HONEST. I never felt like it was being any less than sincere, and WOW that meant a lot. If I had this movie growing up? I can’t even imagine how much it would have meant to kid me.
I’m so happy this movie exists. I’m so happy that kids who don’t have a traditional mom and dad can see this movie and know that they are perfect and normal and allowed to be happy. PLEASE go see this movie. Support this studio. They are incredible.
At a deposition, Ferguson’s former police chief revealed that his staff did not keep records of incidents in which officers used force against citizens, so long as no one died; in other words, there was no way of telling how often incidents like Davis’ happened.
remember shit like this when they talk about how mike brown’s shooter had no disciplinary record