“Trolls” Provides Family Entertainment

From the directors of “Shrek,” an animated adventure movie, “Trolls,” was first viewed in cinemas on November 4th 2016.

It was previewed as an amusing, PG rated family movie with much color and glitter within its setting.

Actors Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake took major roles in the film, attracting several young viewers.

As I sat with my family one Sunday evening, preparing to head to bed in a couple hours for school the next day, we decided to end the weekend with a nice family movie.

“Can we watch a cartoon today?! PLEASE!” yelled my youngest sister, Pelin, of age 9.

We all refused at first but as we searched for a good movie and didn’t come across anything interesting, mom said, “I guess it’s your lucky day; we can watch a cartoon tonight.”

Towards the beginning of the film, neither my siblings or my parents really payed attention to the content. We were just so bored that we didn’t feel the need to object. However, to our surprise, as the story started unfolding, all 7 of us were hooked!

At one point my mom couldn’t even get us to look away for even a minute to eat our favorite Turkish snacks. It was humorous.

“I thought you said you were too mature for cartoons,” Pelin said, overjoyed with her accomplishment.

Within the film, a group of ugly mythical creatures called Bergens invade Troll Village and endanger all trolls by trying to eat them to keep themselves satisfied.

Poppy, the main troll (voiced by Anna Kendrick), is the happiest of all trolls.

She is unaware of the dangers of life, rather choosing to ignore them and always think on the positive side. She irritates her comrade, Branch (voiced by Justin Timberlake), with her enthusiastic attitude, due to Branch’s un-eager and stubborn personality.

However, despite their contrasting ways, they decide to head out on a mission to rescue all their troll friends.

Several morals are portrayed within this movie; loyalty and sacrifice being the major ones.

The greatest example of these is when Poppy’s dad sacrificed his life in the split of a second to save his daughter and the rest of the troll community by hurling them all as far as he could and ending up being trampled by a falling boulder in place of them.

Poppy did not know this of her heroic father until she had become a teenager. This was the main reason behind her “good is found in all” attitude.

She never saw Bergens as a threat and therefore never feared them.

Burak Türker, an 8th grader at Mears Middle School, said, “Wow. That was actually a pretty good movie. It was full of constant action that didn’t bore me at all. It actually kept me attentive, even at this time when I tend to fall asleep.”

“Maybe next time you should listen to us before shutting us off. I loved it. I might even watch it again,” said Zarif Türker, age 11, in support of her younger sister’s views.

“Trolls” has accomplished its goal to enthusiastically teach children life lessons that could affect their views into being hopeful through all struggle. It’s major success was portraying a “There’s always a light at the end of every tunnel” concept.