Film & TV

Trolls – Film Review

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Written by Tim Barnes-Clay

You’ll be hard pushed to leave DreamWorks’ animation of Trolls without a smile on your face.

Whether you loved them or hated them, it doesn’t really matter because the film is packed with cheer, positive messages and likeable characters to warm even the coldest of hearts.

Star studded cast

Based on the rubber-faced toys with bouffant hair of the 1960s, the film follows happy-go-lucky leader of the Trolls Poppy (voiced by Anna Kendrick) and grumpy Branch (Justin Timberlake) as they set out on an adventure to save their people from troll-eating Bergens.

Written by Kung Fu Panda duo Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger and directed by Mike Mitchell of Shrek and SpongeBob fame, the movie is peppered with the sort of music to get your foot tapping and the kids smiling.

There are moments when the music is in full swing that one can’t help but wonder exactly where the makers got their ideas from – think Magic Roundabout does In The Night Garden and you get the picture – resulting in CGI that is quite fantastical.

You’ll find positive role models aplenty, from Poppy and Branch to the Bergens themselves, and laugh out loud moments such as Guy Diamond’s projectile glitter farts and glittery bottom.

Our verdict

Rated U and with a running time of 90 minutes, Trolls is a fun, colourful adventure the whole family with enjoy.

Trolls is in cinemas nationwide now.