The Boxtrolls ★★★

Five stars to Laika for another superb job, both in animation and direction. Just a shame - like the underwhelming, overrated Coraline - that the source material isn't up to scratch. I've love to see Laika take on an actual adaptation of Discworld, rather than this Discworld-wannabe effort, as the allusions to (if not downright rip-offs from) Terry Pratchett's creation are too obvious to ignore. In the meantime, they should return to original fare like the superlative ParaNorman, because they've clearly got a knack for it.