I disagree will the low score Trolls has on IMDB!Trolls is a truly fun movie, with heaps of energy, colour and soul. The musical adaptations are superb.
To me there are two kinds of animated films. There are those that approach animation as an art form and use it to tell stories in a way that wouldn't be possible otherwise. And then there are those that are cynical cash cows and throw up some generic lessons on screen in the belief that these films are made for kids and so don't really need to be that good."Trolls" is mostly the latter, though it does get some points for me for being one of the most colorful films I've ever seen, and there is plenty of visual dazzle. But the people who made this are mostly phoning it in.Justin Timberlake, who voices the main character, scored an Oscar nomination for writing one of the only original songs in the film, "Can't Stop the Feeling."Grade: B-
I did not like this movie, for several reasons:1. The characters were flat, one-dimensional, and oddly unlikable. I didn't like Poppy, because she was just a huge modern Disney Princess cliché, and Branch was incredibly rude and obnoxious.2. The message was basically "be happy, all the time always, and everything will just sort itself out". That is not only a terrible, and dangerous message to 5 year old's, it's also painting the world in a black and white format, which is not how the world works. Kids need to learn knowledge and awareness to survive in the real world. And finally..3. Why would Dreamworks make this movie? I get it was probably just trying to be a simple, kids movie cash-grab, but that's not an excuse for sucking. Remember, Dreamworks can make amazing movies from time to time, like The Prince Of Egypt, or Spirit, that can even battle 1900's Disney movies. While this movie isn't the worst by Dreamworks standards, it's still a bland, cookie-cutter movie, made just to sell merchandise.
Great movie about choosing your attitude despite your circumstances, the importance of community, and the weight of leadership. A welcome message amidst a culture of isolation, device addiction, and hyper group-think. I might be a tad bias since the two main characters basically have the same dynamic as my wife and I. Cloud guy is awesome.