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Trolls is one of those half-baked animated features that might feature nice animation, it’s something that’s probably geared more towards kids and has little to offer their parents; on the plus side, the voice acting wasn’t bad.

 

 

Trolls
— Party Edition —

(2016)

Genre(s): Animation, Comedy, Family
Fox | PG – 92 min. – $24.99 | February 7, 2017

Date Published: 03/05/2017 | Author: The Movieman

 


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
Mike Mitchell
Writer(s): Thomas Dam (book “Good Luck Trolls”); Erica Rivinoja (story), Jonathan Aibel & Glenn Berger (screenplay)
Voice Cast: Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Russell Brand, Gwen Stefani, John Cleese, James Corden
DISC INFO:
Features:
Featurettes, Deleted Scenes, Music Video
Digital Copy: Yes
Formats Included: Blu-ray, DVD
Number of Discs: 2
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 7.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.40
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish
Disc Size: 43.7 GB
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A

 


THE MOVIE — 2.75/5


Plot Synopsis: Poppy, the optimistic leader of the Trolls, and her polar opposite, Branch must embark on an adventure that takes them far beyond the only world they’ve ever known when they must rescue their friends from the Bergens, creatures who capture and eat trolls.

Quick Hit Review: Despite the scary nature, it’s all good with a positive message about love and happiness intermixed with music and cheap humor. Honestly, I didn’t really expect much from Trolls and even with the whole eating trolls element, it’s still a safe enough flick for families to watch together, but it does lack the creativity compared with other animated projects (in and outside the Pixar brand). On the plus side, the animation is pretty and the voice casting on the parts of Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake weren’t bad.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 2.0/5


This release comes with a glossy slip cover; inside is a DVD Copy and redemption code for the Digital HD Copy.

Travel Through Troll Village (4:43; HD) is a simple guide through the village with Cloud Guy.

The Potion for Stop Motion (5:06; HD) is an actual behind-the-scenes featurette on how the stop motion scenes/elements were created.

Creating Troll Magic (5:21; HD) looks at the production design.

Inside the Bunker (2:54; HD) – Cloud Guy is back to give viewers a tour of the bunker.

Deleted Scenes (7:24; HD) – There are a few scenes that didn’t make the cut and include intros by the directors.

Troll 2 Troll (4:46; HD) – Poppi and Branch debate a variety of questions (like cat or dog).

Theatrical Trailer (2:05; HD)

 


VIDEO – 4.75/5


No surprise, this animated film looks brilliant in 1080p (MPEG-4 AVC codec) where colors are bright throughout and detail is sharp. It’s an almost given that an animated feature, with a major budget, should look good and it doesn’t disappoint.

AUDIO – 4.5/5


The disc comes with a surprisingly robust DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 track which nicely showcases the variety of music and score along with clear dialogue levels mainly from the center speaker while front and rears are mostly used for ambient noises.

 


OVERALL – 3.0/5


Overall, Trolls is one of those half-baked animated features that might feature nice animation, it’s something that’s probably geared more towards kids and has little to offer their parents; on the plus side, the voice acting wasn’t bad. This “Party Edition” released by Fox offers great video/audio transfers and a so-so selection of bonus material.

 

 

 

 

Check out some more screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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