Thursday, 9 April 2020

Trolls: World Tour (2020)

I honestly enjoyed the first Trolls back when it was released. The songs were enjoyable enough, and the story had the simple message of accepting who you are, and blah blah blah. Honestly, it is not targeted at me, and with little kids always around me, I tend not to overthink it when I watch with them.

The sequel gives us more of the colourful palate and energetic soundtrack, with brand new songs, and interesting mashups of classics. Some are inspired, others fall flat. It all depends on your musical tastes. The filmmakers went out of their way to give it a wider appeal.

The story follows Poppy, the new Queen of the Pop trolls and her best friend Branch who discover that there are other kinds of Trolls scattered over six different lands, each devoted to a different form of music: Pop, Funk, Classical, Techno, Country, and Rock. Well, those are the main trolls. There are also reggae trolls, k-pop trolls, etc. This information is revealed as the evil Queen Barb of the Rock trolls aided by her father King Thrash, wants to destroy all other kinds of music to let rock reign supreme. With the fate of different music 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.

From there, it unfolds exactly how you would expect it to. The silly potty humor is frequent(There is a scene where a troll poops out a cake that is fully lit), and the plot is thin. If it didn't include a lesson in diversity and tolerance, I probably wouldn't like it. Honestly, if you are looking for something to watch where you can turn your brain off and enjoy something, give this a shot. Especially if you're trapped at home with your family.

One song I enjoyed was 'It's All Love", with Anderson.Paak taking the lead. I'm an Anderson.Paak fan, so I appreciated that hip hop was represented here, as well as the other genres of music other than pop.

Overall, Trolls: World Tour is a fun animated adventure that is sure to entertain little kids, and some older with its fun songs, if nothing else.


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