Trolls

Image: DreamWorks Animation

It’s time to dive down the rabbit hole in a swirl of colour, hair, glitter, and music. If you can get past the psychedelic use of every colour in the spectrum, you’ll find a story a friendship, self-belief, and how to find happiness. But if you don’t want to think that hard, just sit back and enjoy the rainbow splattered song and dance numbers.

For twenty years, the trolls have live happy lives, free of the fearsome Bergens. Princess Poppy (Anna Kendrick) enthusiastically leads these bright little creatures in celebrating their freedom each year with a party; this year’s being the biggest ever. However, not all the trolls agree with her idea. Branch (Justin Timberlake) is Poppy’s polar opposite. Preferring to be unnoticed, this drab green and grey troll refuses to take part in a party so loud it could potentially lead the Bergens to the troll village. And he does NOT sing.

As predicted, Poppy’s party attracts the attention of a particularly gruesome Bergen who kidnaps her friends. It’s then up to Poppy and overtly negative Branch to save the day.

Throughout the film there are more than a few jokes for the adults, some of them so quick but blatantly obvious, you find yourself questioning if you actually just heard the cloud say that? Branch’s continued sarcasm will also give many a giggle. You’ll soon realise that some days, you’re Poppy, all happiness and sunshine, and others you’re Branch.

Featuring the voices of artist like Justin Timberlake and Gwen Stefani, this soundtrack is a must for anyone in a seriously happy mood this summer.

While there is no doubt this film is unusual in too many ways to count, it’s something that you really just have to see to believe.

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