It’s a safe bet to say Trolls is not only one of the most original, but also the single most colorful animated movie ever released!
There are more colors in this one movie than all dresses ever created for the entire Eurovision Song Contest-history combined.
If you don’t know exactly what this means, just imagine a year-to-year music competition held all over Europe where people dress up in crazy outfits with colors ranging from stylish black and white to wacky glitter-‘n’-glamour yellow-red-blue-green costumes with purple shoes.
Or how Trolls has so much happiness in store it will put a smile on even the bleakest of souls out there …
What Trolls does better than most animated movies in recent years is: it tells an original story!
The characters remind you a little of The Smurfs, in that the movie features a town full of strange, little creatures. But other than the Belgian blue dwarves, Trolls has creatures running around in all kinds of colors; not just blue.
Anyone who’s lived a significant part in the ’80s will of course remember the colorful cuties.
Their magically long hair as if some crazy hair stylist with an obsession for hair gel gave them a special treatment – come to think of it, the hair of the trolls is not all that different from Marge Simpson‘s.
And their cute little face with big eyes, strangely-shaped noses and a smile that will warm the heart of every child who goes to see the movie.
The story itself it not all that much. The trolls are living happily in their little world, which looks like the inside of a rainbow. They sing. They dance. They party like it’s 1999 (actually, it’s 2016, but you’ll get the point).
There’s only one troll who seems sad and lonely, his name is Branch, but everyone else in troll-world is ecstatic with joy and love.
Oh, love! Did I mention love? The trolls even have bracelets on their arms that tell them when it’s time for hugging.
We could really use a trinket like that in reality, no?
But then their little bundle of joy is penetrated by the arrival of giant monsters named Bergens. Sounds like some local biker-gang from Norway, but in fact they look more like a blown-up version of the trolls … but way uglier … and far less colorful.
Oh-oh-oh! And also they’re always in a bad mood, like-you know, angry all the time. These stupid Bergens believe they have to eat – yeah, you heard that right! – eat the trolls to become happy.
I-I say … what?!
Don’t overthink the simplistic storyline of Trolls. It is after all a children’s movie.
Apart from the overuse of rainbow-colors and the amazingly entertaining art work of animation, Trolls also has another surprise in petto for you. The characters!
That’s right … Trolls has many other characters – just as colorful but oh so different – running around in the movie. There characters can be anything from flowers to worms to … well … just weird fluffy things basically!
Oh … and the music! Yeah, man, such great music!
Modern tunes of famous pop-songs in a new dress … and with Justin Timberlake (remember him? He’s the good Justin. I bet y’all know the bad Justin!) … so with Justin Bie–err–Justin Timberlake doing much of the singing, you can bet your sweet ass the movie doesn’t just score on what you can ‘see’, but also on what you can ‘hear’.
But it will certainly warm the hearts of every child or every childlike adult who goes to see the movie. It’s truly impossible not to feel like a million bucks after this movie.
The upbeat atmosphere.
The perfect happy ending– oh shoot! — did I just spoil the ending???
Naaah … as if Dreamworks would really give their rainbow-color movie about cute, little singing creatures a dark, dramatic ending … you all know everything will turn out ok … besides, it’s not even about the ending!
It’s about facing the music and living the colors. It’s about a movie with so much happiness and joy … even a group of Islamic terrorists would drop their bombs (no pun intended!) and start swinging their asses Bollywood-style …
Did you know?
This movie is based on the Trolls created by Thomas Dam, in Gjøl, Northern Jutland, Denmark. Coincidentally the music used in this movie and trailer is “Move Your Feet” by the group “Junior Senior”, whose members, Jesper Mortensen and Jeppe Laursen, also were born in the same part of Denmark, in Thisted and Aalborg respectively.
Give it to me short:
Trolls is exactly what you’d think it is.
It’s a grotesquely entertaining movie with so many different colors, it feels like someone spilled a few buckets of paint all over the canvas of this animated picture.
Literally every single color is in this movie: blue, yellow, purple, green!
There’s even a troll with an actual grayish glitter-body … and he can shoot glitters with his body!
Furthermore, the movie features fun music that makes it hard to keep still in your seat whilst watching this movie.
True, there’s perhaps a little too much singing in the movie… but the music serves a real purpose. Sometimes there’s sad music with real emotions, sometimes it’s just out-loud DJ-modern dance disco-pop tunes filling the screen.
So why doesn’t this movie has the same rating as, say, Toy Story or Finding Nemo?
Because – in spite of all the beautiful neon colors and upbeat music – the movie is basically an empty vessel. The story is thinner than toilet paper, the characters are fun but one-dimensional figurines and there’s hardly any plot changes that will raise an eyebrow.
Still: this is a children’s movie, so sit back … stop analyzing … and let the joy in your heart do the thinking!