An animated musical and comedic drama voiced by Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick.
I am assuming that you are a fan of Smurfs, Shrek and Happy Feet. If you are then you just have to take these moves into a blender, mix them up three or four times and there you get Trolls. It is quite vibrant and more than satisfying to the audience. The movie was already premiered in London film festival and has gained positive reviews from there.
Trolls Movie Introduction:
Once again it’s an animated movie with a catchy hit from Justin Timberlake “Can’t Stop the Feeling” that came in May. DreamWorks Animation along with the directors Mike Mitchell and Walt Dohrn has worked quite hard to make it cute as well as irrepressible. Characters and plot of the story were not harmed during making it a sweet story with humorous monologues. The production have some ground-breaking visuals with additional textures and glitter sprays on CG toolbox. Fox is distributing the Trolls while the main voice cast has got Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, Zooey Deschanel and many others. Mostly there are dance numbers in the movie choreographed by Mike and Walt with a little hippie-dippy and pop-art.
Trolls Movie Synopsis:
The most of cue comes from Good Luck Troll Doll from Thomas Dam that made its first entry in the pop culture during mid-1960’s. The film starts with an old-skool scrapbook style showing us that once upon a time, there used to be super cute and tiny little trolls who actually survived around their world of dancing, singing, and group hugging. Now as every movie needs a villain, here comes the a bad tempered neighbours baptized as Bergens. The Bergens are shown as a lousy postured, bad attitude tribe of giants. Their town is beautified with sewage chics and they are bad as hell.
Then there is a gathering of these giant creatures called as Trollstice when they let themselves feel happy and have a dining of sweet trolls. But it is only threatened and we don’t get to see one. One day, the king of trolls Peppy decides to give them a fight back by getting all his trolls on a rule of fly to safety. The quote he manages to put successfully every year was “no troll left behind”.
One day, Poppy (Kendrick), the royal daughter, throws a big rave party with huge and loud fireworks on which a small trollhood chicken Branch (Justin Timberlake) warns her to stop it as the noise of fireworks will make enemies aware of the trolls here. Unfortunately, that is what happens and the Chef of Bergen attacks on decent trolls and scoops a number of them to feed their King Gristle who is always unhappy of things.
Then Poppy realises it as a big mistakes and immediately comes down to save her friends and Branch joins her in this. They both are shown with different opinions but as they say, opposite attracts, it applies here too. They manage to get a Bergen maid Bridget on their side who have a crush on king. They use her as a distraction to the king so that they can free the other trolls. A cinderella style makeover is done to the Bergen but she hardly looks like a cinderella.
Bridget (Zooey Deschanel) is very effective with her vocals and she provides a very much needed comic energy to the movie.
They eventually get to escape their friends in a week but up to the mark climax.Even the musical numbers were not able to pick up the narration of the story makes.
Trolls Movie Voice Cast:
Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick are on the major playback and there’s no doubt that they have a pretty voice. However, the element they were required to put in the characters with their vocals was missing. Zooey Deschanel as always is brilliant with her comic timing. She has something that needed to be in a Bergen maid. Alongside, Papa Smurf type- Jeffrey Tambor and the Dj of the village Gwen Stefani are excellent at their jobs.
Trolls Movie Review:
Visually it is a treat for everyone. With extra textures and sprays in 3D, you won’t mind spending a little time with Trolls. Kids will fall for it right away but for adults, this will come as the same old thing as seen in all animated movies. Movie narration is really not effective at all. Over that, with hits like Kung Fu Panda series and Shrek, people were eyeing higher.
May be there are songs at most of the sweet points in the film but all of them are forgettable. You cannot take any of them with you when out of the theaters.
Give it a watch with your family and kids and they will love you for the evening. The story is tiresome but you cannot dislike it. We will rate it 6 on a scale of 10.
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Trolls or Doctor Strange?
There has been a Marvel and animated movie brawl earlier this year and here you have it again this week when Doctor Strange is getting strong competition from Dreamwork Animation’s Trolls. In between them, Hacksaw Ridge is also making a good impact on box office. It will be intersting to see which one will last for longer time.