Troll is a forgettable Godzilla clone.

When an ancient troll is awakened in a Norwegian mountain, a ragtag group of heroes must come together to try and stop it from wreaking deadly havoc.

I’m actually a bit surprised Troll is from Roar Uthaug director of Tomb Raider, The Wave and Cold Prey all movies which I actually really like (Tomb Raider being a genuinely fantastic video game adaption movie). Troll is basically if someone looked at Godzilla and said “hey you know what this movie is missing? A giant troll instead of Godzilla.” The Troll’s design is actually pretty neat and there are some great shots of the scenery here, but unfortunately a lot of the movie is very basic monster stuff that really doesn’t do anything new for the genre. I’m well aware that a lot of these monster movies tend to be the same thing, but at least with some of the other ones they have a high entertainment value to them, Troll unfortunately doesn’t have that, there’s a bit too much focus on the human characters who are just not that interesting. Which is mainly due to the writing being way too dull, the characters just don’t have a whole lot of personality to them despite the movie trying as hard as it can to make them interesting. There really isn’t much else to say about Troll, it’s a below average monster movie that fails to standout among a crowded subgenre.

Troll is available on Netflix

5/10 C


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