“Trolls” spoiler-free movie review

Dreamwork’s Trolls, released near the end of 2016, has proven to be quite successful. From the creator’s of Shrek, this new film has received a rating of 75% on Rotten Tomatoes.

After their friends have been kidnapped by bergens, two trolls, Poppy and Branch, must set off to rescue them. On their way to rescue their friends, they meet new characters and face different obstacles. Some, slightly unexpected.



Poppy, voiced by Anna Kendrick, is the happiest troll in the village. All of the trolls, apart from Branch, are very optimistic, however. Poppy loves to sing, dance, see the bright side to everything and make friends. She’s probably one of the most precious animated characters ever; she doesn’t let anything bring her down. And her pink hair, and sparkly pink skin is so cute. You almost want to be like Poppy after watching this film; she’s so optimistic and girly!

“Hey! I’m not giving up today, there’s nothing standing in my way. And if you knock knock me over, I will get back up again.”

Branch, voiced by Justin Timberlake, is probably the only troll which isn’t happy. He has a cranky, stubborn nature, yet also realistic ideals, which causes him to be somewhat isolated from the other trolls.

Russell Brand’s voice also makes an appearance in this film; to the disappointment or delight of the audience. I was thrilled when I realised he was in this film; I think he’s hilarious. Other recognisable voices are those of James Corden and Gwen Stefani. With this awesome casting list, it’s a wonder as to how it didn’t get a higher rating.

The humour in this film is priceless. It’s suitable for all ages; keeping everyone amused throughout the film. With Poppy’s almost naive optimism and Branch’s sarcasm. Even a cloud has a good sense of humour in it (literally. There’s a cloud guy).


It has quite a strong message: how far will you go for happiness?Β The importance of family, friendship and happiness is shown throughout the movie. This isn’t particularly new for any type of movie, however, the way it’s portrayed hereΒ is kind of different, in a way, compared to other movies.

This musical, family adventure is fun and action packed. It has songs which every one of any age will love, one of which is Justin Timberlake’s ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling’, as well as other recognisable songs. The lovely Ariana Grande also has a song featured in it. I think this is probably the happiest animation film I’ve ever seen, and probably will ever see. These cute trolls can turn anything happy; even when they’re being threatened. It’s such a funny film, which only disappointed me when it finished.

Like I say at the end of all of my movie reviews: if you haven’t seen it yet, it’s about time you did! You won’t be disappointed at all with this movie. Unless, like me, you’re dissapointed when it finishes.


(I do not own any of these images, they belong to Dreamworks)


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