Malta Independent - - CINEMA -

From the cre­ators of Shrek comes DreamWorks An­i­ma­tion’s TROLLS, a smart, funny and ir­rev­er­ent comedy about the search for hap­pi­ness, and just how far some will go to get it. The film trans­ports au­di­ences to a colour­ful, won­drous world pop­u­lated by the overly op­ti­mistic Trolls, who have a con­stant dance in their step and a song on their lips, and the com­i­cally pes­simistic Ber­gens, who are only happy when they have Trolls in their stom­achs. After the Ber­gens in­vade Troll Vil­lage, Poppy (Anna Ken­drick), the hap­pi­est Troll ever born, and the overly-cau­tious, cur­mud­geonly Branch (Justin Tim­ber­lake) set off on a jour­ney to res­cue her friends. Their mis­sion is full of ad­ven­ture and mishaps, as this mis­matched duo try to tol­er­ate each other long enough to get the job done.

Uti­liz­ing music to fur­ther the film’s nar­ra­tive, the TROLLS sound­track is pro­duced by Justin Tim­ber­lake, who serves as the film’s ex­ec­u­tive music pro­ducer, and features five orig­i­nal songs, in­clud­ing songs by Justin Tim­ber­lake Gwen Ste­fani, Anna Ken­drick and Ari­ana Grande, in ad­di­tion to a num­ber of clas­sic hits from the 1960s through the 1980s, re­ar­ranged and sung by mem­bers of the cast.

TROLLS features a stel­lar cast, in­clud­ing Anna Ken­drick, Justin Tim­ber­lake, Christo­pher Mintz-Plasse, Rus­sell Brand, Zooey Deschanel, Jef­frey Tam­bor, Chris­tine Baran­ski, James Cor­den, Ku­nal Nay­yar, Ron Funches, Icona Pop, Qu­ven­zhané Wal­lis, with John Cleese and Gwen Ste­fani.

The film also show­cases a unique world in­spired by fibers, flocked ma­te­ri­als, fur, glit­ter and bright colours. Au­di­ences will be to­tally en­veloped in this tac­tile and invit­ing uni­verse—the film­mak­ers call it “fuzzy im­mer­sion”—which is un­like any ex­pe­ri­enced be­fore on film.

Then, there’s the hair—bright, candy-coloured coifs grown to grav­ity-de­fy­ing heights, the hall­mark and crowning glory of Trolls ev­ery­where.

Clas­si­fi­ca­tion U

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