A cute, colorful, funny and heartwarming adventure you will definitely enjoy! (by PeterJasonQuill)
At first I had pretty low expectations for this film because of its first teaser, but then the first full length trailer made me look forward to it, and now that I've seen it, I have to say, you will enjoy this once you see it. It's very vibrant and filled with colour, which makes for a bright and exciting time, the trolls themselves are all really cute and colorful, and they are usually really funny in a situation and they are always positive and full of hope. It has a very well thought storyline, even if it does sound a bit generic at first, but it feels new and so fresh and <more>
original when you see it. And there is a lot of signing and dancing, and a lot of musical cues, and the songs really do get to you, as they are very catchy. And at times this film is very heartwarming, and a bit emotional at places, but that's sort of what you'd expect from a film like this. So overall, definitely see this one, as it is a cute, colorful, funny and heartwarming adventure that the whole family will enjoy!
No really, it did. I couldn't believe how nice this movie made me feel as I was watching it. The story is a pretty standard hero's journey, but with the evil trolls or grendels or whatever eating happy trolls to get happy themselves. It seemed a little dark at first, but everything works out in the end of course, as this is a kids movie. It shows good and bad in equal measure, which I believe is how we should educate kids, not keep them in a bubble. The lessons it teaches are actually nice, don't give up, persevere, happiness is within. The boy troll Timberlake is so funny, <more>
especially in the beginning. Anna Kendrick is hilarious with snappy dialogue. The songs are a bit old fashioned, the fact that the writer is nostalgic really stands out. But they fit the story, rather than being just music breaks, so it's good.
Sprinkling Happiness at a Theater Near You! (by ikjirstin)
Trolls is one of those animated features you may think you've seen already, and don't want to see again...but, hold on; it's funny. If you can hark back to your own childhood, you'll remember this, and want to find a piece of it again. Releasing it at the start of the holiday season is a smart box office move, but if families actually take their children, a good time will be had by all. I promise you'll be happily humming this soundtrack for days before you break down and buy it because, well, you liked the songs, too. They won't drive you nuts like some purple <more>
dinosaur music you may recall with disdain, and you may find them creeping up on your own "most played" list.The story is good, with relatable characters and situations, and some you'll be thankful can't happen in real life. Yes, there is bathroom humor. Get over it. Kids love it. Children have so little actual power, living vicariously through the antics of Branch aptly voiced by Justin Timberlake is the least you can allow. His singing, along with Gwen Stefani and the others make this musical journey a joy to behold, and one you'll want to see on the big screen with the whole family.
Love the positive vibes and creative, colorful animation! Instant good mood! (by gtylerpayne)
I'm a 30 year old man, so probably not what the producers envisioned as their primary market, but I still love this movie!Being a raver at heart, it's fun to watch these troll live in the ultimate psychedelic fantasy. With non-stop music, dancing, hugs, and trippy hairdos, these Trolls know how to keep it PLUR! I'm not usually a big fan of musicals, but this movie has a nice variety of songs and keeps them short, fun, and too the point. Never a moment to get bored. Most of the songs are very cliché, generic, pop songs, but they are catchy and upbeat, so it's hard to <more>
complain.Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake have great chemistry and put a lot of personality into the characters. I think they nailed it.I feel like the team that made this movie did a great job collaborating between the writing, acting, and animation to create lots of really great moments for characters that a truly hilarious. Unlike most comedies, this one seems to get funnier each time I watch it. I can't get enough of the fun characters and find myself smiling throughout the day thinking of the great moments in this film.Creative musical numbers like "Sounds of Darkness" perfectly complement hilarious comedy scenes like the encounter with M. Cloud, and lead me to believe that the guys who directed this movie have a lot of talent. I'm surprised this film doesn't have a higher rating. I really can't think of what is not to like, but I'm guessing it's just one of those things where you either love it or hate it. I can see it becoming somewhat of a cult classic. I really hope it made enough money that we will get to see a sequel!
Incredibly cute with a delightful soundtrack (by SpoilerAlertReviews)
Walt Dohrn and Mike Mitchell, the guys behind some of the Shrek franchise, bring Thomas Dan's iconic, legendary "Good Luck Trolls" to life. The plastic figurines with vibrant, up-combed hair. In 2010, DreamWorks Animation announced they were going to make a feature length movie and then eventually bought the brand outright back in 2013. All the trolls party happily in the sanctuary of the woods, far away from the miserable, troll- eating Bergens, who twenty years previously had attempted to feast on the go-lucky trolls to bring them happiness. However, the trolls' loud <more>
partying puts a spotlight on their camp resulting in few being captured ensuring a daring, rescue mission. Anna Kendrick who's a movie star that can sing superbly, already known for her vocal talents in Into The Woods and Pitch Perfect, plays Poppy, the over-positive, highly-excitable and super- enthusiastic Troll princess that enjoys loud parties, dancing, singing, hugging and scrapbooking, leads the rescue party with the reluctant, over-paranoid, highly-negative and super-gloomy Troll, Branch. Branch, played by Superstar singer-come-actor Justin Timberlake. You think you know a voice until the see the credits of an animated movie as it's surprising to hear the all-star cast including Zooey Deschanel, Russell Brand, James Cordon, Gwen Stefani and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. All giving great voice performances that capture each characters personality. On top of the vivid, ultra-colourful animation, there's the catchy soundtrack that comes with it. Being a musical it's packed with recognisable yet fresh songs that gives a contagious vibe like no other. The songs hit home each time, whether it be for comic effect, emotional sadness or joyful, feel-goodness. My God-Daughter was dancing away at the end and no-one was immune to a little bopping. There's a good moral story behind Trolls, involving the pursuit of happiness which is at times, a little sad and touching , but also uplifting and encouraging at the same time, it's especially tearful when you see some characters come out in their true colours. I actually can't stop listening to some of the soundtrack. It's not all out funny but the lack of comic value is balanced out with incredible cuteness and rapid interjections of silly, lovable characters. It's creative, original and wholly refreshing that's a colourful delight to watch. Never being an owner of a troll, but I actually want one now. Running Time: 9 The Cast: 8 Performance: 9 Direction: 9 Story: 8 Script: 7 Creativity: 10 Soundtrack: 10 Job Description: 8 The Extra Bonus Points: 10 just for True Colors and the rest of the soundtrack. Would I buy the Bluray?: Yes. 88% 9/10
"Trolls" is a very enjoyable, kid-friendly, but derivative movie. (by dave-mcclain)
Before I start talking specifically about the animated fantasy comedy "Trolls" PG, 1:32 , I think I should define the kind of trolls that we're dealing with here. You may be surprised and even entertained by learning how many different kinds of trolls there are – and how we got to the 2016 big-screen version. These are not the trolls that upset well-meaning people with ignorant, rude or otherwise inflammatory comments on the internet. These are also not the trolls of Scandinavian folklore, which were often portrayed as ugly, dimwitted and annoying or even dangerous to <more>
people. But we are getting warmer. The modern, friendlier version of the troll traces its origins to Danish fisherman and woodcutter Thomas Dam carving a troll doll for his daughter in 1959. Other local children wanted troll dolls too and Dam started a business producing his line of "Good Luck Trolls". Those Dam trolls became an international phenomenon. Cheap knock-offs of the doll hurt the troll brand, but the Dam family eventually regained complete control of the brand. In 2013, that same Dam family sold the international troll doll rights to DreamWorks Animation. In other words, the family of troll inventor Thomas Dam approves this movie.According to a voice-over and scrapbooking images at the beginning of the film, the colorful, high-haired so-ugly-that-they're-cute Trolls are a happy group who spend all of their time singing, dancing and hugging. Awwww People say that happiness is contagious. If so, it can apparently also be ingested. The miserable ogre-like Bergen discover that if they eat trolls, they can be briefly happy, so they institute an annual troll-eating holiday called "Trollstice". Factoid break: "Bergen" is the German word for "mountains" and, in European folklore, trolls were often depicted as mountain dwellers. King Peppy Jeffrey Tambor , leader of the Trolls, leads the little guys and gals in a daring escape from Bergen Town right before the annual Trollstice and the Bergen are very upset to be missing out on their annual burst of happiness. King Gristle Sr. John Cleese , ruler of the Bergen, is especially angry because this Trollstice was to be the first for his son, Prince Gristle Jr. Christopher Mintz-Plasse . The King exiles Chef Christine Baranski for her failure to produce the annual Trollstice meal. Chef vows to find the Trolls, bring them back to Bergen Town and avenge her banishment. Then twenty years pass.Princess Poppy Anna Kendrick becomes the de facto leader of the Trolls, her kindness, joy and activity planning being an example to all. All but one. A joyless, virtually colorless Troll named Branch Justin Timberlake refuses to join in any singing, dancing or hugging. He's kind of a "Chicken Little", constantly warning his fellow Trolls to tone down their activities or risk being found by the Bergen. When his worst fears become reality, Poppy manipulates Branch into coming with her to Bergen Town to help free several captured trolls – and, later, to help out a lovelorn Bergen named Bridget Zooey Deschanel ."Trolls" is a very kid-friendly and enjoyable, but derivative movie. It seems influenced, to varying degrees, by "The Smurfs", "Frozen", "Tangled" and "Cinderella", but, hey, those ARE some very good influences and their combination here produces some quality entertainment. The animation is detailed and explodes with color, the plot's simple and engaging, the dialog is both fun and funny and the music original songs, plus pop songs from the 60s through the 80s are well-chosen and well-performed. The voice actors also including Russell Brand, James Corden, Kunal Nayyar and Gwen Stefani are great too.It's a great family movie and the start of a franchise , but is clearly aimed at the little ones, with a high cuteness quotient and lessons about selflessness, loyalty and even a subtle anti-drug message seen most clearly when Chef tries to maintain her power in Bergen Town by insisting that the Bergen continue to get happy "my way" – by eating trolls – even as the Trolls are trying to show the Bergen that they can find happiness in ways that are more natural and don't hurt anyone . Mostly, "Trolls" is simply a fun, feel-good movie and sometimes the simplest pleasures are among the best – as this one is. "A-"
I've read some reviews and to be honest some take this movie WAY TOO FAR and it's not a fair review for what is a really good movie for your family and/or children to really enjoy. As far as some characters that people can "relate to" in a kids movie and making a review comparing them to themselves and their life and how a certain character sends a wrong message is absurd and a little too much. THIS IS A KIDS MOVIE!! It doesn't send any bad messages whatsoever. My 5 year old loves it and I do too really. It's very funny, has good music, characters are unique and <more>
colorful. Only thing negative is the darkness in some of the Bergens and that they remind me of the movie Boxtrolls which I couldn't stand. But, they don't ruin the movie at all and I can live with most of them. Anna Kendrick can really sing and I had no idea she had that in her and of course Timberlake was great. I highly recommend this movie! In no way does it deserve anything under a 7/10!
Colourful and upbeat confection that will especially delight the younger crowd (by TheLittleSongbird)
Despite loving or really liking a good deal of DreamWorks' previous work, especially 'The Prince of Egypt' for me their best to date and one of my favourite films, animated and ever and 'How to Train Your Dragon' also a favourite , expectations were low for 'Trolls'.That is partly because although there are some very good to outstanding DreamWorks films, there have been underwhelming efforts too like 'Shark Tale', 'Bee Movie' and 'Home', even thought the last two 'Shrek' films and 'Penguins of Madagascar' could have been <more>
better than they turned out. A larger part however was that the teaser looked dreadful and the first trailer only marginally better, so was expecting a bad film and very much a lesser effort.What a surprise. 'Trolls' is yet another classic victim of bad and misleading advertising/marketing, and it is a shame as for me it is one of DreamWorks' past decade or so efforts along with 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' and 'Kung Fu Panda 2'. That said, it is understandable as to why some will still not like it or find it entirely appealing to them. It is somewhat younger-crowd oriented, so older children and adults may find, and have found, it too cute, too hyper-active and too cloying for their tastebuds.As a young adult myself with there was a lot to like, with the colours, the music, the characters, energy and overall atmosphere more than compensating and almost masking a story that narratively and structurally is not really all that special. There isn't really anything new as such conceptually and not a lot done in bringing freshness to it, while the magical hair subplot did feel shoe-horned in and as a result of not being elaborated upon quite enough it doesn't make as much sense as it ought to have done.On the other hand, the animation is brilliant. There is so much imaginative detail, the characters are well modelled, the backgrounds meticulous and best of all the colours are gorgeously vibrant and leap out at you from the screen. The soundtrack is like a musical extravaganza, and an upbeat and infectious one that has a huge presence in the film without being overkill. The script is enough fun and wit to counter-balance the cuteness and sugar, and neither of these elements felt over-balanced personally but that is not going to be an opinion shared by everybody.Story-wise, that is where 'Trolls' is least successful. However the energy is exuberant, and personally just couldn't fail to be captivated by the energy, feel-good nature and charm that the film had, even if narratively it's not that strong the atmosphere certainly was. The characters were pretty adorable, none of them were annoying and none on the wrong side of sickly sweet. The voice acting all round is adept, and the singing showing the vocalists attacking the music with gusto and love of music.On the whole, colourful and upbeat confection that may be too cute and sugary for older audiences, though there will definitely be exceptions being one , but will especially delight the younger crowd. 8/10 Bethany Cox
Trolls was a very enjoyable computer-animated musical! (by tavm)
Just watched this with my movie theatre-working friend. We both enjoyed this DreamWorks Animation feature which is a musical with both original and familiar songs from decades past. Trolls is quite enjoyable about a group of happy-well, you know-who have to escape from a bunch of bigger monsters in order to survive as a species. There's also a somewhat Cinderella-like vibe involving a couple of those bigger characters. One of my favorite song performances involved the tune "True Colors" which me and my friend remembered being first recorded by Cyndi Lauper 30 years ago. Like <more>
most computer-animated movies we've seen in the last decade or so, Trolls is funny and touching in places. So on that note, that's a high recommendation!