Yes I know I am behind with this one so no need to tell me so. Even my wife watched this before me and was shocked lol. Anyways I saw it on Netflix so I took my chance. I don't like the look of most stop-motion animation, but this one in particular actually looked pretty good. Plus the voice cast helps a lot! Wow this is the first and only film from director Travis Knight. I can only wonder what he will bring in the future. It's also the first for writers Marc Haimes and Shannon Tindle. Chris Butler isn't new to this though as he also did ParaNorman from a few years back. So let's see why this was so well received.
This was beautifully made and different. Things didn't go as I pictured they would. It's intense and kind of on the darker side for a family movie. It does have it's fair share of humor though. I loved the twists and turns of the story. I loved the characters. A lot of people I wouldn't have expected for voice-over work played the roles. I can see why this was nominated for an Oscar now.
This is definitely worth watching if you haven't seen it. It's fairly original. The script is excellent. The characters were unique and well acted. I mean with a cast like this had it's not too surprising. I'm glad I finally saw it. Now it's your turn.