Ever since DreamsWorks Animation announced that Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake were going to be the lead characters in their upcoming animated film Trolls, this has made fans very excited. The trailer, the music, and all the characters have already become a fan favourite even before the release.
A week ago, we watched Trolls at a fan screening in Mumbai, India and it was the most amazing experience. Many may know that Troll dolls were very much famous in the 60s. Coming to the plot of the movie, Trolls is a story about two opposite characters- Princess Poppy (Anna Kendrick) and Branch (Justin Timberlake)- who have a different way to see life.
The trolls community was saved by Poppy’s father several years ago. Now, they have a great life away from the evil Bergens. Princess Poppy is the happiest troll ever who loves singing, dancing and scrapbooking. Her favourite time of the entire day is the hug time. Her friends are exactly like her except Branch. He is snarky, sarcastic and dull on life who lives in a well protected underground bunker away from all the happiness and safe from all the Bergens. A massive party leads Bergen chef (Christine Baranski) to finding the hiding trolls and kidnaps some of Poppy’s friends so that she could feed them to people of Bergen town especially young King Gristle (Christopher Mintz- Plasse) who never got a chance to eat a troll. After much thinking, Poppy embarks the journey to rescue her friends and convinces Branch to accompany her. They both team up and head to the Bergen town where they see no sign of happiness. They meet King’s maid Bridget (Zooey Deschanel) who is hopelessly in love with the King. Branch and Poppy along with other trolls help Bridget to attract the King but also inform her that looks don’t matter when it’s about true love. In this journey, Branch and Poppy learn about happiness, never giving up and love.
The star-studded cast makes this animated film so perfect. Anna Kendrick adds so much humour and quirk to Princess Poppy that one is ought to love her. Justin Timberlake portrays Branch with such wittiness and humour that you relate to his neurotic nature and eventually get to know why he became such an unhappy troll. Zooey Deschanel’s character Bridget stands out with her quirk nature and variations in her voice.
We watched Trolls in 3D and it was one movie I’d watch it again and again. The soundtrack of the film inspired from the 60s and 70s is something the current generation will enjoy the most especially Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘The Sound of Silence’, and Cyndi Lauper’s ‘True Colors‘. Last but not the least, the much awaited and song of the summer ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’ is what excites the audience and makes everyone dance.
Directed by Mike Mitchell and Walt Dohrn, Trolls is a new take on showing the stereotyped Prince and Princess lives. The flawed characters, rainbow coloured hair, music and everything is what makes it different from others. If you are looking to celebrate happiness and love, Trolls is must watch as it is bound to bring a smile to your face. Trolls comes out this Friday November 4.