TROLL takes place in a suburban apartment complex. The Potter family (more on that later) moves in to their new home in the bottom apartment. On the day of their move Wendy Ann Potter stumbles into the laundry room where she meets a troll who kidnaps her and uses his magic ring to make himself look like Wendy. One by one, the troll enters each apartment in the complex and turns the occupants into trolls and their dwellings into doorways to a fantasy dimension. If he succeeds in changing all the homes in the building, a dimensional vortex will be formed and modern America will be changed into a fantasy realm of old. The only person who can stop him is Wendy's brother, Harry Potter, Jr. who is under the tutelage of a witch upstairs.
Granted the special effects in this movie aren't all that good. However, the script is decent and the acting is fairly well done. The cast includes Sonny Bono and Julia Louis-Dreyfuss to name a few. This movie is basically a children's scary movie; it's the type of movie I would have loved watching when I was a kid and since I'm still a kid at heart I was enable to enjoy it despite it's flaws.
As a side note, the hero of this film is named Harry Potter. He gets involved in witchcraft and fantasy, though he thinks he's just a normal kid. The apartment slowly becomes a portal that leads to a mysterious and magical world. When he saves his kid sister and fights the big monster, it reminded me off another Harry Potter fighting another monster in CHAMBER OF SECRETS. Not only that, but Harry Potter Jr.'s dad is an author of children's books. Coincidence? Perhaps. However, as good as the Harry Potter series is, one must admit J.K. Rowling isn't as original as so many people suppose her to be.
This movie is guilty fun! That said, this is not a QT of the movie but targeted at someone who is an internet troll. This movie about a TROLL is cooler than Internet trolls! Trolls like to complain when you catch them in their mistakes, they also like to block you and not allow you to say that they are being creepy. They also do not like it when you catch them making up facts in their reviews. Trolls always call on others who disagree with their opinion and yet, once … more
Pros: good acting ensemble Cons: the list goes on and on The Bottom Line: "I bought a Troll I bought a Troll for you The one you wanted was blue But they only had Yellow" ~Jimmy Fallon Frankly I don’t know where to begin with Troll. It is bad on so many levels but so funny on many more. I can’t tell if it was a horror story laced with comedy or a comedy on its’ … more
Noah Hathaway, Michael Moriarty, Shelley Hack, Sonny Bono, Julia Louis-Dreyfus along with the incomparable June Lockhart & her real-life daughter Anne Lockhart sharing a role! EXCELLENT PG-13 FILM for kids and adults alike.This film has an interesting plotline, mindblowing special effects and a WONDERFUL SOUNDTRACK. Goblins, Trolls, Fairies, Elves, Witches, along with an adorable Talking Toadstool are the chief players that inhabit the underworld.This movie will hold kids' attention & … more