The world of Trolls is about to get a whole lot larger. There are apparently other musical trolls, that each fit into the various key genres. This was only learned by the humble pop tribe through the aggressive expansion by the rock kingdom. They want to rock and roll all night long, while going right through the various kingdoms to take their musical strings.
With these powerful strings they aim to command all of the music across this world. It’s actually an interesting sort of concept, but sort of becomes a bit muddled as the narrative progresses. We obviously have to keep in mind that this is for the younger audience, at the same time it doesn’t hurt to have a cohesive story. You have the conflict between the leads of Poppy (Anna Kendrick) and Branch (Just Timberlake) that’s somewhat awkward. At times it was interesting, but it didn’t quite deliver and was generic for the most part.
The main issues I did have were with this story being painfully generic in general. The whole mysterious background behind the conflict of the kingdoms, and some of the side characters. The inclusion of Biggie (James Corden) was completely pointless. There are other minor things, but I’m not going to dive into each of them.
The animation quality here was generally solid. I did find it to be a bit over the top when it came to the vibrancy. It was like every single second was covered with sprinkles, glitter and color overload.
It takes brightness to new highs, then contrasts that intensely with the almost too dark rock group. I thought these elements were just generally important to mention, as it feels extreme. The musical portions flowed fine, I did find the choice of songs to be a tad odd.
They mixed them together in weird ways, swapping in new words and I’m sure there’s something for everyone since they randomly pull music from all the big genres together. It would have been better to see some original content there, musically. It’s more like some random karaoke night where everyone has some weird track they want showcased.
Trolls World Tour is just something to watch, it’s an easy going karaoke machine that lacks any sort of originality with a fairly muddled message for those that watch it. The story lines are a bit awkward, as are the interactions that some of the characters have. It actually had some potential considering the concept, but this is painfully generic.
It’s something you’ve likely seen in so many other films or shows. For the younger ones I suppose they’ll enjoy this, but won’t get anything out of it. It hits the notes of popular songs, while lacking any originality. It does mash them together in a satisfactory way at times. Other than that, it’s just an alright watch.
I’ll likely forget of its existence after this viewing, and just move on with my life. It certainly might leave a mark in terms of the color palette, however this was insanely out there with the visual style. At the same time, the quality of the animation was just generally solid.
Trolls World Tour Review at Home with Standard Viewing