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Trolls, they wanna have fun! (So do I)

. Thursday, 2 July 2020 .


"The happiest movie ever," they said.


"Trolls just wanna have fun," they sang.


And that they did. The trolls had fun. The movie delivered its promise of being the happiest movie ever. But most importantly, as an audience, we left feeling a little lighter, a little happier. I can't think of a better film to watch with the family after a challenging couple of months in lockdown and these 'unprecedented' times.


While Trolls World Tour is a highly anticipated sequel to Trolls (2016), it can be watched as a stand alone film and you'll still be able to follow the storyline along even without that added context.


The official synopsis:Poppy (Anna Kendrick) and Branch (Justin Timberlake) discover that they are but one of six different Troll tribes scattered over six different lands devoted to six different kinds of music: Funk, Country, Techno, Classical, Pop and Rock. Their world is about to get a lot bigger and a whole lot louder. A member of hard-rock royalty, Queen Barb, aided by her father King Thrash, wants to destroy all other kinds of music to let rock reign supreme. With the fate of the world at stake, Poppy and Branch, along with their friends, set out to visit all the other lands to unify the Trolls in harmony against Barb, who's looking to upstage them all.


I've seen critics call this film a 'woke' children's film but I feel like even that doesn't truly capture the brilliance that Trolls is. Simply put, this film is a film about understanding that the world we live in is big, that there are so many different kinds of people in all shapes and sizes, with likes, dislikes, different ideologies, hopes and dreams, and it really contextualises that when Poppy realises that there are other Trolls aside from 'pop' Trolls in the universe and they each have their own set ways of living when she first leaves the comforts of her own home.



Trolls did an excellent job in explaining this to kids in a way that they would understand, in a language that we all can speak - music. All in all, Trolls is an excellent film to escape the heaviness of the world. At least for a couple of hours. 



Trolls World Tour is out in cinemas now.


"The happiest movie ever," they said.


"Trolls just wanna have fun," they sang.


And that they did. The trolls had fun. The movie delivered its promise of being the happiest movie ever. But most importantly, as an audience, we left feeling a little lighter, a little happier. I can't think of a better film to watch with the family after a challenging couple of months in lockdown and these 'unprecedented' times.


While Trolls World Tour is a highly anticipated sequel to Trolls (2016), it can be watched as a stand alone film and you'll still be able to follow the storyline along even without that added context.


The official synopsis:Poppy (Anna Kendrick) and Branch (Justin Timberlake) discover that they are but one of six different Troll tribes scattered over six different lands devoted to six different kinds of music: Funk, Country, Techno, Classical, Pop and Rock. Their world is about to get a lot bigger and a whole lot louder. A member of hard-rock royalty, Queen Barb, aided by her father King Thrash, wants to destroy all other kinds of music to let rock reign supreme. With the fate of the world at stake, Poppy and Branch, along with their friends, set out to visit all the other lands to unify the Trolls in harmony against Barb, who's looking to upstage them all.


I've seen critics call this film a 'woke' children's film but I feel like even that doesn't truly capture the brilliance that Trolls is. Simply put, this film is a film about understanding that the world we live in is big, that there are so many different kinds of people in all shapes and sizes, with likes, dislikes, different ideologies, hopes and dreams, and it really contextualises that when Poppy realises that there are other Trolls aside from 'pop' Trolls in the universe and they each have their own set ways of living when she first leaves the comforts of her own home.



Trolls did an excellent job in explaining this to kids in a way that they would understand, in a language that we all can speak - music. All in all, Trolls is an excellent film to escape the heaviness of the world. At least for a couple of hours. 



Trolls World Tour is out in cinemas now.

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