Friday, July 15, 2011

Film Review:Troll Hunter

Film Review:Troll Hunter

Troll HUnter

A Norwegian horror film directed and written by André Øvredal. Takes place in the Western forest and hills of Norway. This film will make you believe that the children story of Billy Goat's Gruff was based on real events. The film is shot in a moc-documentary type style which adds to the realism of the whole Troll life. A group of students find interest in documenting random bear poaches in the forest which leads them to find Hans. Attempting to follow and interview him they discover what he really does and the cause to the random findings of bears being mutilated. Trolls.. Not the small the type that are seen in past films but ones that are the size of four story buildings. They follow him in his journeys across Norway investigating why the Trolls are going mad and why the government is covering up the whole thing. It's been going on for a long time. The scene with Hans wearing a metal suit of armor coaxing a troll from under neath a bridge with three goats is reference to Billy Goat's Gruff which adds to the dark comedy of the film. The animation of the many trolls lurking in the forest at night is believable. The film is well written and directed. The cinematography is simply amazing of the lush hills and waterfalls of Norway to the snowy ending with a hum of ambiance. This is film will leave you at the edge of your seat in amazement and can't wait to own it on video. Looking forward to more film in this genre from the Netherlands. They seriously know what they are doing. Sad to say that someone already bought the rights in America for a remake. Can't you come up with your own ideas Hollywood???

Rating: 3.5 stars out of 4.

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