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|Original title:||Trolls World Tour|
|Genre:||Children's Movie, Animation, Comedy, Adventure|
|Production country:||USA 2020|
|Running time:||Approx. 90 min.|
|Rated:||From 0 years|
Available immediately on various platforms like Prime Video or iTunes as a rental video
The world of the Trolls seems to be in perfect order. Poppy (spoken by Lena Meyer-Landrut) is Queen and Branch (Markt Forster) has found its place in the community. But then everything gets out of hand when Poppy and the others learn that there are other troll races, all of which are characterized by different musical styles: Funk, country, techno, classical, pop and rock. Poppy is thrilled and is already dreaming of a large, colourful troll community. But Queen Barb, the queen of hard rock, has completely different plans: she wants to destroy all other kinds of music so that only rock can take over. This is what Poppy and Branch are trying to prevent. They embark on a dangerous journey to the other troll races to unite the trolls in the fight against Barb. But this is easier said than done.
With "Trolls" the magic troll dolls, which were the big hit with their long coloured hair especially in the USA in 2016, which enjoyed great popularity especially in the 80s and also in the 90s but also in this country, successfully entered the cinema. The colourful, constantly singing figures have quickly won the hearts of children all over the world. And so a sequel was quickly decided. The 90 million dollar "Trolls World Tour" was to be released worldwide at the end of March - but the Corona pandemic put a stop to this plan. Nevertheless, the distributor did not want to disappoint the Trolls fans. And so the theatrical release was not, as with so many other films, simply postponed, but cancelled and the film was released directly as video-on-demand.
For families, this is a welcome change from the everlasting lockdown routine. And the rental fee of about 15 Euros is much cheaper than a visit to the cinema, especially for parents with several children. Nevertheless: You can clearly see that the film is made for the big screen. Some of the squeaky-coloured pictures simply can't unfold their full power on the screen - no matter how big it is. But apart from that, how does the sequel compare to the first movie? Here you can say: pleasantly good. Sure, the gags are still very flat at times. But every now and then the humour is incredibly weird and wacky, that you can't help but laugh heartily - even if it comes along with the question what the makers have been smoking to get such ideas.
The story is, like in part 1, very, very simply knitted, but at least it tries to give children something like a message: No matter how different we are, in the end there is more that unites us than what separates us. We should all accept ourselves as we are. Of course, this is served with the colourful, glittering mallet, but it's a lot of fun, not least because of the very varied musical mix this time. The songs in the original English version work much better, but the young target audience shouldn't care about that.
Yes, it's a pity that we can't see movies in the cinema at the moment. And especially visually strong works like "Trolls World Tour" make it clear that even perfect home cinema technology can't replace the special cinema feeling. Nevertheless, this brightly colored sequel works very well on the TV screen - and that's why there's a very clear message from me here: Worth seeing!
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