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Now even though this movie is just for fun, do not think it is all people trying to kill trolls. There are some clever elements thrown in for people that pay attention. I found the way things were explained how trolls are affected differently by sunlight interesting (hey, for a fake movie the logic made sense). I also like the way some classic fairy-tale elements (think of some goats and a bridge) and Norwegian folklore were brought in to explain troll behavior. I also like the fact there are different kinds of trolls instead of the same CGI creature reappearing over and over again. Each troll has a distinctive personality and level of danger. I also liked the way natural occurrences people take for granted throughout the film are explained cleverly as troll behavior.
The action scenes are well worth the wait and the acting is good for a low budget independent film about hunting down trolls. Is the film an Academy Award winner? By no means! Is it a fun movie to sit back to and enjoy? Absolutely! I would recommend at least finding a way to rent this movie. It's well worth 1 hr and 44 minutes of your time.
Under the presumption of a bear poacher, a trio of college students set out to find out whats going on with a rash of dead bears across the country side. By the name of the title, you can see what they end up uncovering. Very soon they come to find out that not only are trolls real, the fairy tales behind them aren't all lies, nor truths.
What I love most about this movie is the camera work. That may sound a bit weird, but after watching "Cloverfield," you'll like the camera work too. The camera is steady nearly all the time, with realistic small bounces as the camera person runs, but only shakes terribly when dropped, which makes sense. It lets you really get a look at the trolls when they have their fleeting moments on camera. Just long enough to get a true sense of what they look like, but scarce enough to still leave you with a sense of wonder in the world's forgotten creatures.
The characters are nicely done too. The Trollhunter himself is nicely portrayed as a man sick of the secrecy, and terrible conditions of his job. The college kids do a nice job of being just some naive people who get in over their heads once the reality of the situations set in. And the trolls are nicely characterized by their actions, and reactions.
The CG is pretty good, nothing to make your jaw drop in disbelief, but used to do what is needed to be done. Plus the beautiful countryside makes for some nice scenery as their journey progresses, from the fogged in shorelines, to the plains of snow up in the mountains.Read more ›
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I ordered this DVD a month ago and the date that it was promised by it didn't show!!!!!Published 2 months ago by Ddb
I absolutely LOVED this film. Bought the Amazon digital version to watch again and again.Published 3 months ago by randall s morris
I got this movie for a gift for my partner. Saying he loves this movie is an understatement. He watches this movie often and hopes they make a second very soon! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Larissa
This is one of those European low-budget, not too-fancy movies that you don't want to miss. I did enjoy it!Published 3 months ago by Celia Gonzalez
This unexpectedly fun, quirky action film from Norway features crazy college students, a cynical jaded troll hunter who is secretly obsessed with his quarry, a primer on troll... Read morePublished 4 months ago by P. Yu
It was a well put together movie that was well acted for its premises. I would say that it may be hard for some people to follow the dialect and subtitling all at once. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
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