Trolls (2016) Tuesday, 07 April 2020

Trolls (2016)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    G: Very mild crude humour, some scenes may scare very young children.

  • The pitch:

    Hair we go.

  • Starring:

    (voices of): Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Christine Baranski, Russell Brand, Gwen Stefani, John Cleese, James Corden

  • Directed by:

    Walt Dohrn, Mike Mitchell

  • Running time:

    92 minutes

  • Rated:

    G (Australia), U (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Characters are eaten, grabbed, pursued, hit with objects, kidnapped, kicked, blasted through the air, wedgied, hair-pulled, whipped with hair, ridiculed, slimed, banished, slapped, caged, squirted in the eye with lemon juice, throat-grabbed. A character knocks over objects (cakes, tables, coffin) in flashback. Many creatures eat other creatures. A character stomps on a party invite. A guitar is thrown into a campfire. Glitter explosions, fireball, burning cart. A character says that his uncle broke his neck while tap-dancing. Characters crash through a window, knock over a vase etc. Growling, roaring. Blood/gore: A dead clown falls out of a coffin. Defibrillation. In a storybook collage, a character's head is pulled off, salted and eaten. A creature is burned (skeleton seen), charred into ashes then sucked up by another creature. Allergic reaction (rash/swelling). Giant eyeballs, stomach acid, dead cartoon characters in a giant's stomach, uvula. A character is seen lying in own grave and covering himself with dirt.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Nude Trolls (rear view), many Troll bottoms. Troll in underwear, Bergen in underwear. Flirting, hugging, hand-holding, a character kisses a face in a magazine.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    A character is seen chugging an unknown liquid in a drinking contest.

  • LANGUAGE:

    Name-calling (party pooper, dumpy diapers, greedy pig, etc). Oh my god. Characters fart glitter sprinkles. A character poops out cupcakes. Rain (resembling urine) falls from a cloud-shaped character.

  • THEMES:

    Trolls, Bergens, happiness, community, positivity, survivalists, scrapbooking, singing, banishment, misery, betrayal, rescue, crushes, tradition, makeovers.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Dead grandmother. Scary/ugly Bergens with crooked teeth and scary yellow and red eyes. Creatures that resemble crocodiles, spiders, bugs, beetles, caterpillars, butterflies, worms, llamas, dodo birds, fish, flies, snake. Fireworks, thunder, lightning, full moon, rainbows. Mid-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Delightful, well-paced, funny, happy, kiddy, flashy, colourful, pure, enchanting, psychedelic, touching, light, fun, peppy, silly, snarky, bonkers, lovable, giddy, infectious, upbeat, trippy, cute. Superb casting/vocal performances, eye-popping visuals, tactile/crafty animation, candy-coloured/glitter-infused action, catchy/eclectic musical numbers.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Basic plot/premise, underused supporting cast. Might be disposable/annoying for older viewers.

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