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Movie Review: ‘Trolls World Tour’ is nothing new, but still a toe-tapping sequel

by Connor Webber

“Trolls World Tour” jumps right back into the world of DreamWorks’ Trolls following Poppy (Anna Kendrick) and Branch (Justin Timberlake) as they find out that the world that they live in is bigger than they thought.

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The Troll world is home to six different types of trolls, each being a different genre of music: Funk, Country, Classical, Techno, Pop and Rock. When Queen Barb (Rachel Bloom) begins to take over the Troll world with the goal to make Rock the only type of music, Poppy and Branch must bring all genres of music together to stop her.

“Trolls” (2016) was the surprise hit of that year, and even if you didn’t like the movie itself, you more than likely had “Can’t Stop the Feeling” stuck in your head for the entirety of that year. After watching “Trolls” and seeing its success, not only in theatres but in stores with its merchandise, I knew it was only a matter of time before a sequel would be announced.

When it was finally revealed that there would be a sequel, I was interested to see where they would go with it. Though “Trolls World Tour” might not be anything special, it still manages to be faithful to its predecessor as a fun and energetic family film.

Just like the first film, “Trolls World Tour” is some of the most creative animation I’ve seen, but other than that, I would say this film is not something you’ll see brought back up this winter when award season comes back around. This sequel is exactly what you would expect, and chances are that however you felt about the first film, you’ll probably feel the same way about this one.

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At the end of the day, “Trolls World Tour” holds a simple, yet powerful message about acceptance and passion, something I feel is incredibly important for all to hear. Even if someone in your family might think this movie is just for kids, I can guarantee that the same person will be moving to the music by the end of this film. This is a movie for all ages and one to consider when trying to find something to watch with the whole family.

Due to the closures of movie theatres around the country, “Trolls World Tour” is available to rent now for $19.99 on Amazon Prime Video, Fandango Now, Vudu, Apple TV, YouTube, and Google Play. It is rated PG for some mild rude humor. There is no need to stay past the ending, as there is no post-credit scene.


In the Parks:

Guests have been able to meet both Poppy and Branch at Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood in the past. At one point, Guy Diamond himself was meeting guests and farting glitter all over Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone at Universal Studios Florida:

Naked Glitter Farting Troll at Universal Orlando

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