The best “found footage” film ever! If you’d like a good documentary-style suspense films you should watch this.
The government says there’s nothing to worry about – it’s just a problem with bears making trouble in the mountains and forests of Norway. But local hunters don’t believe it – and neither do a trio of college students who want to find out the truth. Armed with a video camera, they trail a mysterious “poacher,” who wants nothing to do with them. However, their persistence lands them straight in the path of the objects of his pursuits: trolls. They soon find themselves documenting every move of this grizzled, unlikely hero – the trollhunter – risking their lives to uncover the secrets of creatures only thought to exist in fairy tales.
The animation was pretty good, the most fake-looking thing was the dead bears (but they were not bad). This film does a good job of incorporating fairy tales while not relying on them too much; it really makes you picture what people were imagining a thousand years ago when they talked about trolls. Found footage films when done well are great, because it is very easy to escape into them. You get a lot of troll facts during the film, which I think is cool. The only part that I didn’t think really made sense is that when they are talking to a veterinarian about trolls exploding and turning into stone, she says that trolls can’t convert Vitamin D from the sun into calcium, so their stomachs expand forcing their intestines and veins to fill with gasses. But with the older ones their bones expand and there is an instant calcification process of their whole bodies. These seem contradictory. But aside from that it’s all good.
Synopsis: A few students from Volda College in Norway trail a guy who turns out to be a government employee who hunts trolls.
Rating: 8 out of 10
Warnings: A few bad words, but nothing major.
Movie Website: http://www.trollhunterfilm.com
P.S. – I have a special interest in Norwegian stuff.