TROLLS

Sacrificial Love Brings Joy

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© Baehr, 2016

Video Review:

Release Date: November 04, 2016

Starring: The Voices of Anna Kendrick,
Zooey Deschanel, Justin
Timberlake, Christopher
Mintz-Plasse, Jeffrey Tambor,
Christine Baranski, John
Cleese, Russell Brand, James
Corden, Gwen Stefani,
Quvenzhané Wallis

Genre: Animated/Comedy/Fantasy

Audience: All ages

Rating: PG

Runtime: 92 minutes

Distributor: DreamWorks Animation/20th
Century Fox/News Corp.

Director: Mike Mitchell, Walt Dohrn

Executive Producer: Dannie Festa

Producer: Gina Shay

Writer: Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger

Address Comments To:

James Murdoch, CEO, Rupert Murdoch, Executive Co-Chairman, and Lachlan Murdoch, Executive Co-Chairman, News Corp.
Jim Gianopulos, Chairman/CEO, Fox Filmed Entertainment
20th Century Fox Film Corp. (Fox Searchlight Pictures/Fox 2000/Fox Atomic/FoxFaith)
10201 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Phone: (310) 369-1000; Website: www.fox.com

Content:

(BBB, CC, Pa, FR, V) Strong moral, redemptive worldview extolling sacrifice, loving others and bringing joy to others, plus one character is a Buddhist, but he turns out to be a bad troll; no obscenities, but one character says three “OMG” and an “oh my gah”; light violence includes characters eaten by monster characters, characters fall off ledges, character rips out hair; no sexual content; no nudity; no alcohol; no smoking nor drug use; and, nothing else objectionable.

Summary:

TROLLS is a delightful animated comedy about the famous Troll dolls, in a story about Princess Poppy trying to save her friends from the troll eating Bergens, with assistance from an unhappy, fearful troll named Branch. With only one adult innuendo as a joke and 3 OMG's, TROLLS is an adorable, fun, funny animated movie the family can enjoy.

Review:

TROLLS is a delightful animated comedy about the famous Troll dolls, in a story about Princess Poppy trying to save her friends from the troll eating Bergens, with assistance from an unhappy, fearful troll named Branch. TROLLS is an adorable, fun, funny animated movie the whole family can enjoy.

As the movie opens, the town where the trolls live has been taken over by mean, large troll eating monsters, called Bergens. One important day in the Bergen year is the time when a young Bergen can eat a troll for the first time. They believe Bergens can only be happy by eating a troll.

However, when the Bergen King’s son, Prince Gristle, goes to eat the troll, which the Bergen Chef has prepared, they discover all the trolls have escaped. The Chef is banned from the Bergen city, while the trolls escape to safety, with the help of their King, King Peppy.

Years go by, and King Peppy’s daughter, Princess Poppy, is preparing to become Queen of the trolls. Princess Poppy decides to throw a huge party commending her father for leading the trolls in to safety. Only one troll is weary of this type of commotion, an unhappy troll named Branch, who often discourages parties in fear the Bergens will find the trolls.

It turns out Branch is right this time. Chef Bergen hears the trolls partying, finds them and captures some of Princess Poppy’s best friends. The Chef’s plan is to take the trolls back to Bergen town in order to regain her stature in the town. Princess Poppy asks Branch to help her, believing he’s the only one who’s prepared for this type of disaster.

Will Princess Poppy be able to save her friends, when all she knows how to do is sing and scrapbook?

TROLLS is an adorable animated movie that will make the whole family laugh and sing along. The movie has a clear plotline and flows really well. Quite often, it’s hard to get past the celebrity voices in animated movies, but Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake have great voices for animation and give life to their characters.

TROLLS has a strong moral worldview with strong redemptive elements about sacrificing yourself for your friends and love bringing joy. The main character wants to help others and bring joy to all those around her, even if it puts her in danger. The movie does have one adult innuendo as a joke and 3 "OMG's". Otherwise, it’s a very clean feel-good movie for all ages.

In Brief:

TROLLS is a delightful animated comedy. King Peggy has led the trolls away from the troll eating Bergens to a safe home. Years pass, and the King’s daughter, Princess Poppy, decides to throw the biggest party to celebrate the years of safety from the Bergens. One nasty Bergen hears the trolls partying and steals Poppy’s friends to take them back to the Bergen town to be eaten. Poppy must work with an unhappy troll named Branch to get her friends back safely.

TROLLS is an adorable animated movie. The whole family will laugh and sing along. The movie has a clear plotline that flows well. Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake have great voices for animation and give life to their characters. TROLLS has a strong moral, redemptive worldview about sacrificing yourself for your friends and love bringing joy. The main character wants to help others and bring joy to all those around her, even if it puts her in danger. The movie has one adult innuendo as a joke and 3 OMG's. Otherwise, TROLLS is extremely clean and worthwhile, a feel-good delight.