How sad is this?
A terrific literary drama and character piece that shows how the process of creating art can be seen differently by those doing it and those looking at it from the outside.
Like the great film, it's made with a great deal of visible affection both in front of and behind the camera.
The film never slows down or bores, plunging from one harrowing sequence to the next.
At first, I came in thinking the movie was just going to be a mediocre kids movie. Afterward, I think its one of my favorites!
When the joyful Trolls are threatened with destruction (the monstrous Bergens eat them in order to gain momentary happiness), it is up to the relentlessly cheerful Princess Poppy and the morose Branch to come to the rescue.I'm sure you remember those ugly little toys with the massive sticky-up hair from your childhood: well, they take centre stage in this romp through a confrontation with their mythic ages-old foes, the Bergens. The source of the conflict is the simplest of things - happiness - and this plays a major part in the motivations of all the principal characters.Given that Trolls are - well, Trolls, there is inevitably a similarity of appearance among them, but the character designers have done a good job in making each character well differentiated so that they are easily recognisable. Similarly, the Bergens have strong individual hideousnesses (is "hideousnesses" even a word?). And the voice cast, headed by Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake, does sterling work, with the singing being as good as the acting.Given the trend for movies to look drab, dark, dull and desaturated, it was a pleasure to see a film which positively pulsates with prismatic polychromaticism. Some of the musical routines are the modern equivalent of the spectacular Busby Berkeley mass dance routines from Hollywood musicals of the 1940s, only bursting with colour. The story is primarily functional, but it carries a moderate amount of emotional payoff as the main characters all have decent character arcs. The resolution might be accused of being glib if this was not primarily a kids' film. Even so, there is a lot here for adults to enjoy.And I've always enjoyed Cyndi Lauper's True Colours (despite its overuse in UK TV advertising): the routine in which it is used here is exquisite and moving. It might have been written expressly for this movie.
Such a disappointing lackluster film that could have been so much more if the effort was put in. The animation is unoriginal and bland. The design of the trolls were colorful and bright but the rest of the environment and design of the antagonists were under saturated. The over use of popularized music was absolutely obnoxious. The only exception was the "True Colors" sequence which actually took the song and developed strong emotion. The interaction and chemistry between characters was undeveloped especially with our two leads. You only lightly scratch at the surface level of their romantic/platonic friendship when other films, such as Beauty and the Beast and Zootopia, play out this relationship so much better.
I don't know why there are so many negative reviews, this movie was fun for the whole family. Loved the story line and the music...your kids will love it