If you’re looking for an adventure the whole family can go on, look no further than ‘Trolls.’ The latest animated film from Dreamworks brings the 90s toys to life in this hilarious musical film that will have the adults laughing just as much as the kids! Check out our FULL review.
I’m going to be honest with you, HollywoodLifers: I wasn’t sure what to think about Trolls before seeing it. I knew that no matter what the music would be good, because in that respect neither Justin Timberlake nor Anna Kendrick can do wrong. Other than that I knew nothing, and the idea of sitting through an animated film I wouldn’t understand was not ideal. The good news? Trolls was a very, very pleasant surprise.
Although the story is a bit dark — the trolls are forced to escape living in captivity where they serve as nothing more than a delightful treat for the Bergens — it’s hidden beneath the film’s sugar coating. The trolls are a delightful little bunch, with the exception of loner Branch (Timberlake), and they love nothing more than being happy, singing, dancing and hugging. To be quite honest, as obnoxious as being that happy 24/7 can seem, it rubs off on you from the screen. Plus with classic songs like “I’m Coming Out,” “True Colors,” and “Move Your Feet,” it’s hard not to find yourself singing along in the theater.
The hidden message of trolls is pretty simple to figure out, too: happiness is inside you. It’s not what (or who) you eat, what you wear, where you live, or who you know. It’s deep rooted inside your soul, and you just have to unleash it in order to live your best life. It’s this lesson that eventually brings Princess Poppy (Kendrick) and Bergen Bridget (Zooey Deschanel) together to save the day — and a whole lot of little troll lives.
In short, Trolls is nothing short of a good time with laughs for both kids and adults alike. Go for the music, stay for the heartwarming story, and don’t be surprised when you’re downloading the soundtrack on your way home.
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