Having a child means I have a legit reason to watch all the animated movies I want on the big screen. 😉
On Saturday we finally watched Trolls. The Dreamworks animation has a pretty impressive voice cast, led by Anna Kendrick as Poppy, and Justin “Is there anything he can’t do” Timberlake as Branch.
Some of the the other trolls are voiced by Russell Brand, James Corden, Kunal Nayyar (as the silver naked one who farts glitter.. LOL), and Gwen Stefani.
Christine Baranski (love her!), Zooey Deschanel and Christopher Mintz-Plasse provide the voices for the large, miserable creatures called Bergens. Even John Cleese has a small part as Bergen King Gristle.
The plot revolves around Poppy and Branch’s rescue mission, when some of their friends are captured by the evil Chef. Poppy is always super happy and optimistic, and loves nothing more than singing and dancing. Oh, and hugs. Branch, on the other hand, is pessimistic and paranoid. The Bergens are the bad guys who believe the only way to be happy is to eat trolls, so polar opposites Poppy and Branch have to rescue their friends before they become lunch.
It’s funny, silly, and really colourful, and the songs absolutely help it along. Definitely worth a mention is True Colors, simply because Justin Timberlake’s voice is so pure and beautiful on this song (Branch does tell Poppy that his grandmother said he had the voice of an angel 🙂 ). And you can’t help but walk out feeling happy, especially after the final scene where all these colourful, crazy characters sing and dance to Timberlake’s Can’t Stop The Feeling.
Trolls was a fun watch, but in my opinion not as memorable as the last animation we watched – The Secret Life Of Pets. I still crack up when I think of Kevin Hart as the cute but psychotic bunny, and his line near the end: “I feel so heroic… and HANDSOME!” 😀