Lets all give a big hip hip hooray for the world of completely unnecessary and below average sequels! Wider range of music but still suffers from an unoriginal plot.
Director: Walt Dohrn, David P. Smith (co-director)
Screenwriter: Maya Forbes, Wallace Wolodarsky
Starring: Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Rachel Bloom
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Runtime: 90 Minutes
Rating: 2.5 Stars
Reviewed by: Pearl
video, or DVD, they certainly didn’t get theatrical releases. But after the success of the first Trolls film, and I guess it did pretty well with it’s catchy songs and bright colours, of course they want to monopolise on the and make an unnecessary sequel.
After the events of the first film, Poppy and Branch are happy in Troll village, being best friends, although we get the feeling Branch is hoping for something a little more and singing their obnoxiously happy pop songs. Then Poppy gets an invitation from the Queen of the Rock Trolls to her ‘World Tour’ and Poppy learns for the first time that…GASP…there are other kinds of music. But Queen Barb of the Rock Trolls is trying to wipe out all other kinds of music and replace it all with Rock. So Poppy and her friends must go on another adventure to once again save the world.
There is a lovely message of acceptance and inclusion buried in here somewhere. A geat way for kids to learn to not judge people on their appearances and that differences are a normal and interesting part of life. So on that front this film did a great job in getting it’s message across. Sadly the rest of this film though was a cookie cutter storyline, with a predictable third act and nothing to really make it stand out from the one thousand and three kids moves that come before it with the same formula.
The inclusion of other kinds of music, did mean that it had a bit more variety then the first film and that we got the chance to have some really awesome Voice actors cameo this time round like Kelly Clarkson and Ozzy freaking Osbourne. It aso meant that the songs weren’t all quite so samey, upbeat and ear wormy. Which was also a nice change from the first one. But I said in my review of the first Trolls, that this one would have to do something impressive with it’s plot to stop it being just a generic quest driven kids movie. And it didn’t do that. If this were the nineties, this would have been a straight to home video kind of deal.
If you want to fork out the quite frankly outrageous rental price of £15.99 to see Trolls World Tour at home, it is available from all good online digital suppliers, I got mine on Amazon UK.