Poppy and Branch discover that there are six different troll tribes scattered over six different lands. Each tribe is also devoted to six different kinds of music — funk, country, techno, classical, pop and rock. When rockers Queen Barb and King Thrash set out to destroy the other music, Poppy and Branch embark on a daring mission to unite the trolls and save the diverse melodies from becoming extinct.
Plot: When the Queen of the Hard Rock Trolls tries to take over all the Troll kingdoms, Queen Poppy and her friends try different ways to save all the Trolls.
Director: Walt Dohrn, David P. Smith
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Runtime: 90 min
Rotten Tomatoes Consensus: A fun follow-up for fans of the original, Trolls World Tour offers a second helping of colorful animation, infectious energy, and sing-along songs.
“A solid follow-up for all fans of the original.”
This movie was animated and upscaled to a 4k digital intermediate which means you won’t get a native presentation — but you won’t notice it — this is a fantastic release. On top of that, as per the norm with UHD releases, it was also given a HDR color grade for your viewing pleasure in both Dolby Vision & HDR10.
Even though this is a film skewed towards children, this 4K UHD disc hits all the marks a movie released in 2020 should have — the clarity is top notch and the HDR brings out immense color in every single scene. If this isn’t considered ‘a reference grade disc’ to any other reviewers you follow, then it should (at the very least) fall just under that mark. The colors are eye-popping and the added use of HDR brings depth and definition across the board. Certain films will sit inside of a color palette with similar tones, Trolls World Tour does the opposite — there is an endless stream of colors time and time again. Each environment they visit brings a new sense of life into their world, which has endless amounts of color.
On top of that, in comparison to Blu-ray, the animation is razor sharp — you’ll notice tiny little details like fuzz on clothing and on the skin of the trolls — not including various styles of hair, grass and environmental effects. The tiniest and biggest details collected up in nearly every scene of the movie are not only vivid, bright and colorful, but glowing, lucid and rich too. I know I’m going overboard, but you get the picture — it’s top quality animation that looks great on UHD.
In conclusion —
Trolls World Tour isn’t some kind of major movie achievement by any means — you can’t even compare it to a Pixar movie or the original, but that doesn’t matter at the slightest. Trolls knows exactly who the audience is and they commit to them fully. Every kid and family with children can put this on at any time of the day and enjoy the music, colors, animation and the simple meaning behind the story. If anything — it’s an escape from reality we can all use right now.
Is there a lot of depth? No, but that doesn’t matter for this release. If you want to take a deeper dive into the plot problems, you’re n0t wrong — I just believe movies meant for children that don’t come from Pixar are held to a simple standard. The fact that my niece and nephew want to watch this movie literally every day means they have done something right.
Taking everything I’ve said into account, you can be sure that Trolls World Tour gets my recommendation to own if you have any children — it’s a fun time with the family at every viewing. No matter what you decided to do, you can grab a copy at your local retailer on 4K & Blu-ray today.
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