Not all cupcakes and rainbows
Village Jam Factory - Saturday 26 November 2016, 11:45pm
Running time: 92m
Country: United States
Classification: G (Very mild crude humour, some scenes may upset very young children)
Release date: 01/12/16
Rating: 7.5/10 (ME 3.5/5, DP 4/5)
Princess Poppy (Anna Kendrick) is throwing a huge party to celebrate 20 years since the Trolls escaped the evil Bergens. The Bergens eat the Trolls to get their happiness, and the party alerts the Bergin chef (Christine Baranski) who kidnaps some of the Trolls to fed to Prince Gristle (Christopher Mintz-Plasse). Poppy enlists the help of reclusive Troll Branch (Justin Timberlake) to rescue her friends. Can they sing, dance, poo cupcakes, fart glitter and hug their way into the kitchen to pull of a daring plan?
Trolls is an animated children's film based around the adventures of the big-haired dolls of the same name. The plot is paper thin and there's just enough story to hold together the musical numbers, but it's a genuinely joyous and fun experience. The animation is crisp and juicy and the characters are very cute. The script has some clever moments to (deliberately) play to the adult audience, but the film is shamelessly targeted at a younger audience to create a market for the associated merchandise. There are some big names in the voice cast (James Corden, Russell Brand, Gwen Stefani, John Cleese) but it's the musical numbers that really bring this film to life. Light and enjoyable, we dare you not come out of it with a smile on your face.
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