Being happy is our basic human’s right. Everyone deserves to be happy, forever and after. However, there is still someone out there that is difficult to find happiness. There is a beautiful quotes I got from Henry David Thoreau: “Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.” Yeah, sometimes, the harder you looking for happiness, the more likely you feel regret, upset and disappointment. For me, happiness is just a state of mind, and you decide how your mind will work. We all are born with talent to share happiness and smile to others. If you just find it difficult to set aside your “darkness,” I recommend you to watch Trolls.
Trolls tell a story of cute and colorful creatures society. They, called as Trolls, complete their day with dancing, singing and hugging frequently. They all live with peace and happiness until Bergen discovers their village. In contrast with Trolls, Bergen live without smile and something colorful. They got happiness by eating Trolls so they put Trolls in special cage in the middle of the town. Bergen are very obsessed with Trolls, they even held a special party called Trollstice. This is when all Bergen can be happy by consuming Trolls together. One day, The Prince of Bergen, Prince Gristle Jr, will be inaugurated to be next king and his father asks the Chef to make a special Trolls cuisine. Deciding not to give up so early, King Peppy lead all Trolls to escape to another forest. The happy news for Trolls are the disaster for the Chef. She was discarded by the king and lived alone outside the town.
20 years later, the princess of Trolls, Poppy is growing older. She plans to celebrate the escape by making the greatest, loudest and craziest party ever. She invites all Trolls including the “darkest,” Branch. However, Branch refuses it. Instead, he thinks the party will expose their location to Bergen. His fear becomes real until the Chef come and ruin the party. She take Poppy’s friend and give them to Prince Gristle Jr. King Peppy suggests the rest to hide but Poppy wants to rescue their friends. She goes by herself, but the reluctant Branch comes and accompanies her to complete the journey. In Berger Town, Poppy reveal the true character of her crush, Creek. He sold out Trolls in exchange of his life. Besides that betrayal, Poppy, Branch, and friends got a new Bergen friend, Bridget. Together, they show to the hungry Bergen the way to be happy without eating the cute Trolls.
Trolls is the type of film kids will love. It is full of music, cute characters, and imaginative visuals. More than that, the story is just easy to follow but meaningful. Please ignore the nonsense logic because it is not set within our real world. However, the film is not only about stunning visual and happy story. It is packed with more complex emotions only if you set aside the “happy-elements” for a while. Audiences will feel sad, betrayed, powerless and hopeless. However, those feelings are pretty hard to identify, even when you are not kids.
Producers : Gina Shay
Directors : Mike Mitchell, Walt Dohrn
Writers : Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger
Starring : Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel, Russell Brand, James Corden, Gwen Stefani