Trolls World Tour
review by Bobby Blakey
Through the years Dreamworks Animation has been churning out some great films that spun into big franchises including Kung Fu Panda and How To Train Your Dragon. Now they are returning to another of their films Trolls for the sequel Trolls World Tour starring Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Rachel Bloom, Ozzy Osbourne, James Corden, Caroline Hjelt, Aino Jawo, Ron Funches, Kunal Nuyyar and one the largest, and most acclaimed, groups of musical talent ever assembled for an animated film. Could this next chapter in the world of Trolls hit the right note or will it make your hair stand on end?
Trolls World Tour follows Poppy and Branch who discover that they are but one of six different Troll tribes scattered over six different lands and devoted to six different kinds of music: Funk, Country, Techno, Classical, Pop and Rock. A member of hard-rock royalty, Queen Barb, aided by her father King Thrash, wants to destroy all other kinds of music to let rock reign supreme. With the fate of the world at stake, Poppy and Branch, along with their friends — Biggie, Chenille, Satin, Cooper and Guy Diamond — set out to visit all the other lands to unify the Trolls in harmony against Barb, who’s looking to upstage them all.
When the original Trolls film came out I never would have thought that property would work. Thanks to some clever art direction, catchy music and a fun voice cast it ended up working pretty well. With its success it’s no surprise that they decided to return to this world and this time went bigger and better. The original film played up the pop music fun to bring a simple story to life, but here we are taken on a journey through a variety of musical genres and in turn some great new characters and designs.
The story wastes no time to jump right into the meat of it all. They spend a little bit to reintroduce us to the main characters and a quick glimpse of some of the
new characters. From there we set out on a music filled adventure that was way more entertaining than I expected. I have to admit I had fun with this film and think that this one is superior to the original film. If you enjoyed the original then you will no doubt be shaking your butt throughout this one too.
In addition to the film this release offers up bonus content including commentary, deleted scenes, featurettes and a Dance Party Mode that takes viewers on a musical journey to sing and dance right along with Queen Poppy. Join the party and grab your copy of Trolls World Tour available now on digital, Blu-ray and DVD from Universal Home Entertainment.