The Oscar Project Reviews
In a world where everyone is just like you, is it possible to believe in people who are different? Trolls World Your attempts to answer that question albeit with plenty of bright colors and glitter.
Following up on 2016's widely successful film Trolls, World Tour brings back all your favorites from the cast including Anna Kendrick's Poppy, Justin Timberlake's Branch, and James Corden's Biggie. Just like the first film, there are plenty of sing-a-long moments, many of which are pulled from the hits of the 70s and 80s and will bring a smile to the faces of adults, even though they'll be unrecognizable to younger audiences.
That said, the music is arguably the best part of the film since the story itself is a bit flimsy. Poppy has taken over as queen of the trolls, but receives a note from Barb (Rachel Bloom) who leads the Hard Rock Trolls. It turns out the trolls once live in harmony, but eventually split off into rival factions, each liking a different kind of music. Each tribe has their own story of what happened to cause the breakup, some claiming the Pop Trolls were to blame, while others claim it was a mutual parting for all tribes.
What can't be mistaken is the crystal clear message the film is sending. It doesn't matter what music you like, or what you look like, you can still all be friends and get along. And while it may be a message that we need to hear in the world a bit more these days, the film constantly bashes you over the head with it and it gets a bit tiresome. I understand trying to make a film with a message, but this is one that may fly over the heads of younger viewers.
While it's a fun film and does have some great tunes, if you're going to watch a Trolls film, stick with the original.
Trolls World Tour is available on Bluray, DVD, and on demand.
6 out of 10