TROLLS WORLD TOUR
Trippy and tuneful, this high-energy sequel is just as much fun as the 2016 original. Once again, it's mostly for kids. Aside from the music and
a few sight gags, adults will be bored silly. Directors Walt Dohrn, who co-directed the first adventure, and David P. Smith keep things bright and breezy - with a minimum of danger for the little ones. The story by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger (with screenplay help from Maya Forbes, Elizabeth Tippet and Wallace Wolodarsky) is simple, but filled with snappy dialogue. A message about getting along is delivered within dazzling hypnotic colors. The terrific voice cast, led by Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake, handles the tunes with ease. None of the new songs (including SZA and Timberlake's "The Other Side") are as memorable as "Can't Stop the Feeling!", but there's more of a variety this time around. Kelly Clarkson, George Clinton, Mary J. Blige, Anderson .Paak and Ozzy Osbourne (hilarious as Queen Barb's father) are among the varied vocalists. Sam Rockwell can be heard as Hickory, a suspicious Country Troll. While not for everyone, this melodic journey moves along at a brisk pace. "Trolls World Tour" gleefully dances to the beat of different drums. (3/5 CAMS)
Rated PG (for some mild rude humor)
Running Time: 91 minutes
Streaming VOD on April 10, 2020.