Life can be wonderful in the technicolour world of the trolls, except when the Bergens are involved. Happiness is the centre-point of all that the trolls do as they sing, dance and hug on the hour.
While happiness for the Bergens comes only once a year with the celebration of Trollstice when they eat a troll. Before the dark and depressing celebration, the trolls were able to escape the Bergan world and find a new land where the vibrant creatures can sing, dance, hug and be happy all the time.
After 20 years, things are still going well and what do trolls do when things are on the brighter side of life? They throw an anniversary party, of course. Princess Poppy (Anna Kendrick) decides it will be the biggest and loudest party that the community of miniature people has ever seen. Throwing caution to the rainbow wind, the bash begins and with it comes the unwanted attention of the Bergens. They take many of Poppy’s friends for the annual tradition of the Bergens. The pink princess must enlist the help of her friends to go and save the trolls from being the Bergen’s bite-sized happiness snacks.
RATED: Trolls is rated PG for some mild rude humour
AUDIENCE: Trolls is targeted for young children, but some of the disturbing content may not be suitable for the younger set.
WHAT’S GOOD: The animation and soundtrack of Trolls is well done
WHAT’S NOT: Between the magical melodies in Trolls is a dark and confusing tale of where happiness can be found.
SPIRITUALLY SPEAKING: The heart of the story comes down to a discussion on happiness. Is it merely a feeling or is there something more to the notion of being happy? The world of the Trolls communicates a message of happiness being found in actions and feelings. Happiness comes through dancing, singing and hugs. These things are not wrong in themselves, but these are not truly where happiness can be found. After seeing Trolls, it might be worth talking about contentedness with life and where real joy can be found. The Bible can equip parents with this discussion and help them to point children to real satisfaction in life that can be found in Christ.
RELEASE DATE: Thursday, 1 December 2016