Trolls is a musical, computer-animated hug-fest for the whole family [Review]

By Tiffany Choi
By Tiffany Choi |

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The Bergens are an unhappy species, so naturally, they try to solve this problem by eating the happiest thing they can find – which in their universe are Trolls. But just before the big feast, when the crown prince, Gristle, jnr, is supposed to eat his very first Troll, they escape.

Twenty years later, the Trolls are still enjoying peace and happiness in their own land, where they spend their days singing and hugging their way to happiness. But things get messy when Princess Poppy (Anna Kendrick) decides to hold a party.

She and the other Trolls are captured by the Bergens. Now, they need a new plan to escape, which will of course involve an amazing colourful adventure, with plenty of singing and dancing – and hugging – along the way.

Director Mike Mitchell has done a great job with this movie. The colourful Trolls look just like the trendy toys they are based on, and the artwork lets us see right from the beginning who the good guys are and who the bad guys are.

Backing up the visuals in the film, the soundtrack is packed with amazing songs from Gwen Stefanie, Ariana Granade, Justin Timberlake, and many others. They add to the bright, funny characters and give lots of happy messages of love, making Trolls a wonderful movie for the whole family.