Those little tyrants with wacky hair have made a comeback and branched out onto the big screen to fuel a clumsily colourful adventure. 

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Trolls, as you can imagine, is a sickeningly happy film, jam packed full of singing and dancing, a feature that is not even compromised in the face of death. 

Luckily though Justin Timberlake’s character, Branch, is there to inject a much needed dose of scepticism and doom.

Despite the films overall rainbows and unicorns vibe, the film isn’t overly unbearable in its conception. Mainly due to the fact that the undertones of sarcasm and non-stop use of inappropriate puns is enough to diffuse any possibility of seriousness. This of course only adds to the films endearing quality, which I’m sure was the intention of Director, Garth Jennings, who wanted to appeal not only to a younger audience, but their parents as well.

With the witty writing of the script, the lovable warmth of the characters and the instantly catchy soundtrack it would be an insult not to mention the quality of the animation itself, which by the way is phenomenal. 

Aside from the impressive array of colours used throughout the film, it is the textures used to create the animation that truly impresses. The very fact that I, as an audience, am able to ascertain that an animated character is wearing clothes made from a felt-like material is beyond satisfying, because such a level of detail is hard pressed to find even among the most successful of animation studios. 

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

Trying to find a wedding date has never been so unpredictably hilarious.

Mike and Dave have been ordered by their father to find appropriate wedding dates for their sisters wedding. 

So what better way to advertise that you need a date then to broadcast it to the world using Craigslist?

Unsurprisingly, this dating tactic doesn’t work out too well for them, that is until their ad makes it onto national television, which just happens to attract the attention of two seemingly appropriate girls.

Unbeknown  to Mike and Dave these girls are taking them for a ride, and actually have no interest whatsoever in being their dates; their just tagging along for the free trip to Hawaii (the wedding destination). 

Whilst these girls seem respectable at first, it soon becomes clear that not all is as it seems when drama ensues at the wedding rehearsal dinner; from giving ecstasy to the bride, to frolicking with family members, it’s safe to say that these girls are not as innocent as the boys were first led to believe. 

With this film starring the likes of Anna Kendrick and Zac Efron, the talent is shockingly on point, and no, I’m not just talking about their attractiveness, though that is a plus. 

The jokes are rife in this film, with pretty much every sexual innuendo under the sun being mentioned at some point. But it’s not just the comedy element that holds this film together, the story itself is one of romantic triumph, even if it is a little unconventional. 

This film is basically the love child of The Wedding Crashers and Bridesmaids; hilarious, but numb in parts.