Movie Review: Trolls World Tour (Universal Pictures)

The Trolls return with more singing, dancing, and laughter. Poppy, Branch, and the rest of the Trolls learn they are not the only Trolls. They find out they are the […]

The Trolls return with more singing, dancing, and laughter.

Poppy, Branch, and the rest of the Trolls learn they are not the only Trolls. They find out they are the Pop Music Trolls. Many years ago there were 6 tribes of Trolls, each with a different type of music and each had a magical string to represent their music. But after many disagreements, the Trolls took their strings and went their separate ways. Now Queen Barb of the Hard Rock Trolls is collecting all the strings to make Hard Rock the only music. Poppy and Branch know they new to stop Barb, but will they able to do it?

OK, first off, I just want to say, Queens Barb’s plan of getting rid of all music except Rock doesn’t sound like a bad idea!

Seriously, I quite enjoyed this film. It was a nice sequel and moved at a pretty good pace. It didn’t lag at all. You really don’t notice it’s 91 minutes.

There is a nice blend of kid and adult humor here. I watched this with my 7-year-old son, and there were some jokes and references that went right over his head. I always appreciate that.

The animation is really impressive. The background really looks like cloth. It’s really amazing the amount of detail there is in this film. Computer graphic has improved in leaps and bounds.

Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake return as Poppy and Branch. Each slipping back into these roles with ease. Rachel Bloom of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend fame voices Queen Barb and she does a great job as a hard rocker. But what I especially loved about the voice casting was the use of musical legends in this film. Ozzy Ozborne as Barb’s father. George Clinton and Mary J. Blige as the king and queen of the Funk Trolls. Gustavo Dudamel as the leader of the Classical Trolls. It’s casting like this that really made this film special!

Most of all is the music. While for the most part, covers of other songs, they are quite good. Very catchy and a nice blend of so many musical styles. 

Bottom line, this is a fun family film. I highly recommend it!

Many thanks to Universal Pictures for allowing us to take a look at this movie.

Trolls World Tour is available on most streaming devices. You can check it out here: https://www.universalpictures.com/movies/trolls-world-tour/watch-now

Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

About Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

An avid comic collector/reader for over 40 years and self-proclaimed professor of comicology, Brian original started up the site Pendragon's Post to share his voice. Well that voice has been shared, and evolved into The Fanboy Factor. Brian is an advocate for remembering comic roots, and that we don't forget what was created in the past, and encourage everyone to read it as well. When not swimming in geek culture, he can be seen corrupting..introducing his young son to comics, much to his wife's chagrin.