Poppy and Branch discover that they are but one of six different Troll tribes scattered over six different lands devoted to six different kinds of music: Funk, Country, Techno, Classical, Pop and Rock. Their world is about to get a lot bigger and a whole lot louder. A member of hard-rock royalty, Queen Barb, aided by her father King Thrash, wants to destroy all other kinds of music to let rock reign supreme. With the fate of the world at stake, Poppy and Branch, along with their friends, set out to visit all the other lands to unify the Trolls in harmony against Barb, who’s looking to upstage them all.
It’s Guitar Hero–but with Trolls and lots of glitter.
Trolls World Tour picks up with classic Trolls characters Queen Poppy and Branch as they discover a big secret: Pop trolls are not the only trolls that exist. There are six different musical troll tribes: Funk, Country, Techno, Classical, Pop, and Rock. While Poppy is excited at the idea of bringing all trolls together in musical harmony, Queen Barb of Rock wants to steal the music from each troll tribe and make Rock-n-roll rule supreme.
It’s up to Poppy and Branch to warn the other troll tribes of Barb’s scheme and preserve the musical guitar strings that make troll music so unique.
The “World Tour” theme is inspired by Guitar Hero, so this story naturally includes lots of heavy eyeliner, tattoos, skull accessories, and a few red-eyed zombies from the Rock trolls, so parents with very young children might want to prepare for a few scarier cartoon scenes.
Other elements for parents to be aware of include mild language, such as “You suck” and “Wiggle your butt.” One phrase to look out for includes Barb’s scheme slogan, “One nation of trolls under rock”, a chopped and edited version of “One nation under God.” In addition, several magical/spell-like themes are featured, like the powers of the magical music strings from each troll tribe and the Jazz Troll’s ability to play jazz music and romantically enchant male and female trolls.
However, Poppy takes a strong stance against violence and wants everyone to live in harmony. She learns to listen to others and to respect her father. Because of these valuable lessons, we award this glittery, Guitar Hero-ish film Dove-approval for All Ages.
The Dove Take:
This Trolls sequel promises an adventure of glitter, guitars, and fuzzy-headed friendship.