Following the events of this week, we need movies like Trolls more than ever. It is essentially an hour and a half of pure joy injected straight into your eyeballs.
Based upon the Good Luck Trolls that you probably collected as a kid (and kids will now be begging for, after seeing the movie), the story finds the nasty Bergens invading the Troll world to get a (literal) taste of pure happiness, causing the Trolls to always be on the run to stop this hideous tradition.
When her friends are kidnapped, it is up to super happy Poppy to save them along with her friend Branch, the only troll who does not like singing, dancing or hugging, played with panache by the brilliant Justin Timberlake who also provides some new music and looks after the rest of the soundtrack. There are constant songs throughout, from new JT to classics such as True Colors and the darkest version of Lionel Ritchie’s ‘Hello’ you are ever likely to hear.
The voice work here is excellent, Anna Kendrick, JT, Zooey Deschanel, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Russell Brand, Gwen Stefani, how is THAT for a cast list? Special mention also to Big Bang Theory’s Kunal Nayyal as the brilliant Guy Diamond, seemingly made up of the material of glitterballs, not only does he speak in Auto-Tune but he has the ability to poop glitter, a decent weapon against their Bergen foes. He’s amazing. 🙂 There are smaller but no less impressive roles for Jeffrey Tambor, John Cleese and Rhys Darby and even James Corden is tolerable, which is something I never thought I would say.
Trolls is awash with colour, it looks absolutely beautiful throughout and it speeds along at a decent pace, never wasting a minute. You will leave the theater tapping your feet and with a goofy smile on your face, these Trolls are definitely worth your time and your love. Awesome.