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!








  1. October 17, 2016 / 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

  2. October 17, 2016 / 8:18 pm

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

  3. October 17, 2016 / 8:24 pm

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

  4. October 17, 2016 / 8:35 pm

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

  5. October 17, 2016 / 9:04 pm

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

  6. October 17, 2016 / 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

  7. October 17, 2016 / 9:52 pm

    I can’t wait for this to be out, my son is going to love it. Look’s like you had a good time meeting them xx

  8. October 17, 2016 / 10:30 pm

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

  9. October 18, 2016 / 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!

  10. October 18, 2016 / 7:44 am

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

  11. Dannii
    October 18, 2016 / 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.

  12. Hannah
    October 18, 2016 / 9:58 am

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

  13. francesca
    October 18, 2016 / 11:06 am

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

  14. October 18, 2016 / 12:50 pm

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

  15. October 18, 2016 / 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

  16. October 18, 2016 / 4:39 pm

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

  17. October 18, 2016 / 9:06 pm

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

  18. nicol
    October 18, 2016 / 9:46 pm

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

  19. October 19, 2016 / 6:32 am

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

  20. October 19, 2016 / 4:45 pm

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

  21. October 19, 2016 / 8:23 pm

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

  22. October 19, 2016 / 10:34 pm

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

  23. October 20, 2016 / 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!

  24. October 29, 2016 / 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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