Dream Works Trolls Review



Myself and five of the children aged between 7 and 18 and I were invited to attend the European Premier Screening of Trolls at the BFI London Film Festival Family Gala attended by the Film’s directors Walt Dohm and Mike Mitchell.

Trolls is the newest musical film by Dreamworks animation, featuring the talent that gave us film’s such as ‘Shrek’ and ‘How to Train Your Dragon’. Based on the Troll dolls, the film follows the story of the peppy and colourful trolls, led by Princess Poppy, and an evil race of goblin like creatures known as the Bergens.

The Bergens can only be truly happy and satisfied when they have eaten a troll, which are said to have magical powers to make them happy. With every troll captured, the King of the Trolls initiates an escape plan to free the trolls.

Princess Poppy grows up and throws the biggest party ever to celebrate the anniversary of being free, but disaster strikes in the middle of it.  Princess Poppy (voiced by Anna Kendrick), with the help of a grumpy troll named Branch (Justin Timberlake), become determined to save the day.


The tale of bravery and friendship is brought to life by a fantastically animated world (The whole world looks as if it’s wrapped in felt!) and a hugely talented cast. Joining the two leads is Zooey Deschanel and Christopher Mintz-Plasses as Prince Gristle and Bridget the maid, who feature in the lead romance plot of the film; and there’s also a large amount of famous voices you’ll recognise in the crowd, with actors like James Corden, Russel Brand and Gwen Stefani as the trolls.


Overall the film was great, and despite being aimed at a younger audience it had the whole family laughing. The soundtrack fitted perfectly, featuring old and new songs for the characters and letting the world of the trolls really come alive. I highly recommend seeing this film when it comes out, especially if you have children that love anything glittery and cuddly, as it’s a lovely story that’ll leave everyone feeling warm and happy. And, if you get the chance, see it it 3D. We did and it made everything even better, even if the glasses made everyone look silly!






Comments (28)

  • Sarah Bailey

    October 17, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    I used to love Trolls when I was a kid – I ‘ll definitely be watching this at some point in the future myself. x

  • Ana De- Jesus

    October 17, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    I really want to see Troll’s especially since they have included a really cool cast! Like Russell Brand!

  • Sam | North East Family Fun

    October 17, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Oh how exciting – we’re planning on watching the film over half term x

  • LaaLaa

    October 17, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    Trolls, wow taking me back to childhood. This sounds awesome and like a must watch x

  • Deborah Nicholas

    October 17, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    I use to love trolls and am pleasantly surprised that both my daughters and sons want to go see it!!

  • Nikki

    October 17, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    Awe this brings back memories! I used to love trolls when I was wee!

  • Rachel

    October 17, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    I am secretly quite excited about this, I am a huge fan of Anna kendrick and used to have a fair few Trolls growing up x

  • Rhian Westbury

    October 17, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    I love the idea behind the music in this and I would see it just for Anna and Justin x

  • Liz Mays

    October 18, 2016 at 1:10 am

    I’m glad you enjoyed the film so much. It sounds like a great one to see with the family! Those trolls are so funny!

  • Joanna

    October 18, 2016 at 7:44 am

    Glad u enjoyed the film it sounds like a great film for all the family. I definitely must see this.

  • Dannii

    October 18, 2016 at 9:54 am

    I loved Trolls when I was a kid and had so many of them, so I would be interested to see it in the cinema.

  • Hannah

    October 18, 2016 at 9:58 am

    So glad you enjoyed it – I really want to go and see this soon!

  • francesca

    October 18, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Awwwh this sounds great!! My eldest really wants to go and see this!!

  • WhatLauraLoves

    October 18, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    I can’t wait to see the trolls movie, what a throwback to my younger self! xxx

  • Milli Grace

    October 18, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    I love dream works films and would love to go and see this film – I might have to borrow a friends child so I can go with

  • fashion-mommy

    October 18, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    Looking for a film for the Half term and I used to collect trolls myself so this might be it.

  • Fashion and Style Police

    October 18, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    I can see my nephew and niece loving this Dream Works Trolls..

  • Amelia Larsen

    October 18, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    I remember trolls from when I was younger – I used to love them!

  • nicol

    October 18, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    ah i didnt know this was being released! i want to watch it now

  • Jemma

    October 19, 2016 at 6:32 am

    This looks like so much fun. My nieces would love it!

  • Claire

    October 19, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Sounds like a fun cinema trip – I’m looking forward to catching this film!

  • Kira

    October 19, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    I’m not usually one for animated films but this sounds really good! I need to go see it!

  • Lilinha

    October 19, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    Sounds like you all had such a fantastic day! We can’t wait to watch Trolls!


    October 19, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    This is a great movie I saw the preview with my little one and we loved it.

  • Tanya Brannan

    October 20, 2016 at 10:03 am

    I want to see this film so badly! I would have loved to have met the trolls too, I am such a big kid!

  • Harriet from Toby & Roo

    October 20, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    I loved Trolls as a child so I’m actually really excited for this movie!

  • Sarah, Things Sarah Loves

    October 20, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    Haha, awww these look so cool! If I was a kid, I would have loved them.

  • Ayesha Farhad

    October 29, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Loved how your entire family had fun! I am going to go watch it soon and I can’t wait!!

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