Trolls: World Tour – Movie Review

published on July 2, 2020

trolls World Tour is a new release movie

thanks to Universal they released this

movie on VOD and its original theatrical

release date so in a way

trolls world tour has made history this

this movie is gonna be in the history

books for at least that so this is the

sequel to the surprisingly successful

film that came out in 2016 when everyone

was making movies about things a trend

that may have finally died last year

when Playmobil the movie came out and

nobody saw it

so poppy and branch discover that the

pop trolls are one of six different

troll tribes scattered over six

different lands devoted to six different

kinds of music funk country techno

classical pop and rock all six have

their own strings that are supposed to

join together for one musical instrument

whoever wields all of the strings has

all of the power that being Thanos of

course and queen barb of The Rock trolls

is trying to steal all of the strings

and wield that power I must say even

though it's this movie it feels really

nice to be talking about a new release I

haven't talked about a new release in a

while due to what's going on right now

and even though I wasn't able to see

this in theaters it was nice to be able

to see the movie at home because this is

not the type of film I am dying to see

on a giant theater screen surrounded by

screaming children in fact it was

probably a blessing that I got to watch

this at home with my wife and just kind

of laugh at the absurdity of the whole

thing I briefly mentioned it but this is

obviously a riff on the Infinity stones

that Thanos is trying to gather and it's

kind of hard to miss especially when

it's coming out right after endgame it's

a little shameless it's not really that

much of a parody it's just obviously

that's what they're going for and they

couldn't really figure out what to do

with this movie you can tell for a lot

of the film the first 10 minutes of the

movie are basically a bunch of pop cover

songs in the beginning there's a

storybook voiceover that sums up the

previous film just in case you forgot

followed by a lot of covers and that's

one of the biggest weaknesses of this

movie actually those cover songs usually

in animated musicals the songs

tell the narrative they're original

they're a way for the characters to

express their emotions how they're

feeling in that moment and you can

experience their arc through their songs

sometimes but in the case of this movie

the majority of the songs are all covers

from the 80s 90s and early 2000s

so the overabundant song sequences that

are almost constant and never-ending

don't do anything for the characters

they're just meant to make kids feel

like they're experiencing constant

sensation never getting bored as well as

filling a lucrative soundtrack album a

cover here and there is fine but when

your entire movie feels like nothing but

cover songs it can feel like a really

empty experience the film's message is

one of diversity and acceptance it's

telling a story where the different

music tribes all only like their music

they don't like anyone else's music and

the thought of joining their music with

anyone else's music terrifies them and

so it's a lot of different tribes that

are separated from each other and of

course the message is everyone should

join their music and be united good

message for kids to hear but this movie

does not do it in a subtle way in fact

it's kind of like Anna Kendrick and

Justin Timberlake are in your ears

screaming at you the whole movie and you

wish you had the gumdrop earplugs that

they use throughout the movie in fact if

you're a parent showing your kids this

movie over the next few weeks you're

gonna wish you had those gumdrop

earplugs the animation is obviously

going to be great

DreamWorks always does good stuff their

animation looks beautiful it's very

colorful it does feel like a drug trip

you could probably watch this movie high

or drunk and it would definitely enhance

the experience but it just doesn't feel

like it's a movie that earns its

existence except for the fact that the

first film made money kids liked it and

it had a huge hit pop song at its center

that I heard on the radio a thousand

times a day every day for like two years

and that was great the story of the

movie is so bare-bones and it's centered

around one message and one character

that is so grating ly annoying that

can't make one right decision to save

her life that being Anna Kendrick's

poppy the film just doesn't really feel

like it has a reason to be a story and

that's why there are so many cover songs

throughout the course of the movie where

the trolls just start singing because

they don't know what else to do but

talk about that character papi

throughout this entire film she makes

every wrong decision that you could

possibly make she's so naive and so

annoying you can see it from the very

first wrong decision she makes and

you're just pulling your hair out every

time she makes a decision and the

characters all around her are also going

hey you're making dumb decisions and

she's like I don't give a shit

I'm the queen of pop and I'm a cool

little toy troll thing and I'm gonna I'm

I'm I'm taking this too seriously it's a

type of movie that's constantly on

something is always happening it's never

down the energy is always so skyrocketed

that when it actually slows down it's

only ever to have a character-building

moment have a lesson learned you never

have these quiet moments that could

actually tell a story

unless it's to have some sort of

argument between characters where they

part ways and then you wait for them to

be friends again the movie is so

obsessed with making sure that the kids

who watch it don't lose their attention

span while doing so that it forgets to

just have a story and by the time the

ending rolls around and it gets so

strangely dramatic all of a sudden and

more unearned and very awkward

cringe-worthy scenes it was kind of hard

to sit through I was sitting there with

my wife and we were actually like

locking up somebody do something

somebody say something this is weird why

is this still happening oh my god I

don't feel anything stop I don't feel

anything stop pushing all of that aside

honestly if you are at home right now

and you have nothing else to do like

most of us right now I'm sure there are

worse things you could show your kids

aside from sticking some songs into

their head that they're going to be

singing for the next few weeks and

annoying the shit out of you possibly

this movie isn't gonna do any damage

it's just not for me and probably isn't

for most of the people who view my

channel but if you really loved the

first trolls movie this is definitely

not going to offend you it's probably

going to give you exactly what you

wanted but if you're like me it's not

necessary to watch this at all and it


earn its strangeness you know like the

lego movie is a movie that felt

unnecessary and then when we watched it

it was strangely clever and really well

made and it earned being a movie the

trolls movie made money I don't really

think for the viewer that earns watching

the second one for DreamWorks okay they

made another one because money but for

everyone else it's another movie to be

inundated with a lot of cover songs

where you would rather listen to the

originals and it's yet another toy or

thing product movie that is gonna be

forgotten in like a month if even I'm

gonna give trolls world tour a c-minus

still it is kind of strange that this

movie could perhaps be mentioned

throughout film history as a film that

was going to go to theaters but move to

VOD on the same day because of

everything that's going on in the world

right now it's sort of an unprecedented

thing and it's really strange that

they're experimenting with this but I

wish it was a movie that wasn't this

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