Trollhunter (2011)

Originality at it’s best. Bears are being found dead from gunshot wounds and everybody in Norway knows why, it’s because there is a bear hunter in the area. Right? Yeah, maybe… But, when you look at the “murders” it seems a bit suspect. Tracks of the bears are awkward, the bear isn’t native to the area, and no one seems to know why this is happening all of a sudden. A group of filmmakers are on the case of the suspected bear hunter and what they find is, well, a little fishy…

This is one of the better low budget films I’ve seen in awhile. I’m also a big fan because it’s genuinely an original story. Well, the story of trolls is not original, but them living amongst us has definitely not been done before, especially like this. It’s Blair Witch style camerawork with hand-held cameras and lots of running through forests except a bit more cleanly done. The main character does a pretty good job acting the way someone that has is profession would (not going to say what he does, would be a small spoiler). He’s basically the standard woodsman you’d imagine. Grizzled look, nothing shocks him, sort of like the most-interesting-man-in-the-world type. The filmmakers (in the movie) react a bit differently than  would have reacted to certain situations, but you have to suspend reality for a few hours here. IMDB labels this as a comedy but I wouldn’t go so far and say it has LAUGHS. It’s a documentary about trolls… they could’ve gone the scary route or the “what the hell is going on?!?!” with an ironic tone route and I think they let you make up your mind on. The latest news I’ve heard is someone plans on remaking Trollhunter so they can release it in America. I guarantee they screw it up and botch what the original stood for because that’s what remakes are!

If you hate CGI (and bad CGI at that) don’t see this movie, you’ll rip your hair out! But, if you can get past the graphics and just enjoy the story and really immerse yourself, then I think you’ll find an enjoyable film. Also, it has subtitles and I know a lot of Americans can’t stand subtitles.

I would recommend this to anyone.

dunk-o-meter: 7.5/10

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