I may have to move movie reviews to Tuesday. Monday is just too darn hectic. 🤷🏼♀️
What do you guys think? Movie Monday or Movie Tuesday? Let me know in the comments!
Today’s movie is another children’s movie released last year( hey, I’m a mom, it’s all I see normally😂): Trolls!
“From the creators of Shrek comes the most smart, funny, irreverent animated comedy of the year, DreamWorks’ Trolls. This holiday season, enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls, with a constant song on their lips, and the comically pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when they have trolls in their stomach. Featuring original music from Justin Timberlake, and soon-to-be classic mash-ups of songs from other popular artists, the film stars the voice talents of Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Russell Brand, James Corden, Kunal Nayyar, Ron Funches, Icona Pop, Gwen Stefani, and many more. DreamWorks’ TROLLS is a fresh, broad comedy filled with music, heart and hair-raising adventures. In November of 2016, nothing can prepare you for our new Troll world.”
–Submitted by 20 Century Fox, IMDB
Let me just start off by saying that I love this soundtrack.
Like seriously, I listen to it even when my kids aren’t around. And I haven’t done that since Frozen.
Remember last week, when I said Disney seemed to have lost some of that magic they used to have? Well, Dreamworks found it, and put it all in this movie.
Honestly, I can’t say enough good things about Trolls. It’s decidedly a children’s flick, so don’t go in as an adult and expect it to cater to your mature sensibilities. It’s not deep like a Pixar film, but it’s genuinely fun, the way many children’s movies these days aren’t.
I didn’t want to like this movie, I can admit that now. It seemed like another mindless attempt to make the troll dolls I grew up with relevant to the next generation. They didn’t really have a story, so they were just going to shoehorn in something that would be formulaic and boring.
What I didn’t expect was a surprisingly heartwarming story that, while formulaic in nature, is told in a way that subverts classic tropes. It’s also sporting the best soundtrack of any movie I’ve seen in recent years.
Long story short, it’s the whole package. Great music, simple message, genuine fun.
Your move, Disney.