Film review: Trolls
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- Published on Friday, 14 October 2016 12:50
- Last Updated on 20 October 2016
- Monica Costa
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DreamWorks’ Trolls is a hair-raising weird and wonderful comedy filled with unbelievable adventure and incredible music. London Mums think it’s the must-see film for the forthcoming half term school holidays. There are lots of great messages to inspire the children, cute characters, but most importantly a fab soundtrack and great rearrangements of Eighties classics. Trolls has got it all!
Known for their crazy, colourful, and magical hair, Trolls are the happiest, most joyous creatures ever to burst into song. But their world of rainbows and cupcakes is changed forever, when their leader Poppy (Anna Kendrick) must embark on a rescue mission that takes her far beyond the only world she’s ever known. To help her in her mission comes Branch (Justin Timberlake) who thought he had found his happy place, only to realise that it was going to be put upside down …
Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, James Corden, Kunal Nayyar, Gwen Stefani, Russell Brand, Ron Funches, John Cleese.
London Mums and children both loved Trolls! It’s one of those weird and wonderful movies that I will probably watch over and over again with and without children. There are lots of educational messages that give the film that additional layer and make it more interesting: friendship is important and worth fighting for; taking a risk is often necessary to improve your life; physical imperfections don’t count but real feelings do, and so many more. Children will understand those messages without being explicitly told. Overall an unexpectedly excellent film.
Kids’ rating: 9/10
London Mums’ rating: 8/10
9 year old Alessia’s hand-written review
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums