Trolls review

Trolls review

The festive season is officially upon us, and the Trolls are here to bring the happy.

The music for the film is courtesy of Justin Timberlake, who also voices one of the lead characters.

Poppy the happy little Troll princess could not have a care in the world. Years have passed since her Troll family was ravaged by the nasty Bergens, and as far as she's concerned, life is one long, happy, colourful party.

But Poppy's bubble is soon to be popped, and off on a mission she goes to try and save her fellow Trolls - an unexpected sidekick in tow. But while her sidekick Branch seems a liability at first, he may prove more useful than he looks.

Ably assisted by some succulent animation set to the tune of Timberlake's inspired soundtrack, Trolls proves far more mood-altering than initially anticipated.

In a banner year of outstanding top-notch family flicks, Trolls won't make my most memorable list, but it's perfectly timed to deliver some peace and happiness to festively frazzled parents of small rugrats everywhere. The toe-tapping tunes are a real highlight.

Three stars.

     Trolls:: Director: Walt Dohrn, Mike Mitchell :: Starring: Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel, Gwen Stefani, Russell Brand, James Corden, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Rhys Darby, John Cleese, Jeffrey Tambor, Quvenzhané Wallis:: Rating: G:: Running Time: 92 minutes:: Release Date: In cinemas now