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Troll 2 (SE)
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10.29.2010 By: Jason Adams
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Director:
Claudio Fragasso

Actors:
Michael Stephenson
George Hardy
Margo Prey

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
A family takes a vacation to the magical town of Nilbog, where they encounter bizarre green food, unfriendly redneck inhabitants, and vegetarian trolls who want to turn them in to plants so they can eat them. OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!!
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
As a connoisseur of Awfully Good films, it's safe to say that TROLL 2 is a legend of the genre along the lines of THE ROOM , MANOS THE HANDS OF FATE and other stunning achievements. It has everything you expect and want from a movie like this (except maybe some nudity). What makes it even better is that it has absolutely no connection to the precursory movie it shares a name with—none of the same actors, characters, plot points, nothing. It technically doesn’t even have any trolls in it. (Hint: Spell the name of the town backwards.)

TROLL 2 doesn’t just reek of a cast and crew that weren’t trying; it actually feels like they were proactively trying to make it bad. From the disturbing beginning (which is like THE PRINCESS BRIDE…if Peter Falk was a ghost who only came back to tell Kevin Arnold a bedtime story that scared the shit out of him) to the head-scratching, PETA-hating ending, not a minute goes by that doesn’t make you immediately reach for a bottle or a joint to ease the pain that hurts so good.

When you obviously have no money to make your movie, you have to get creative and work around it. Or if you’re writer/director Claudio Fragasso, you use whatever is within arms reach and throw it in front of the camera. Sure, the goblin masks are obvious and they couldn’t afford full body makeup jobs, but were sweatsuits the best creature costumes you could find? And did you have extra popcorn left over from craft services? Is that why a character gets randomly covered in the stuff?

However, if I had to pick one single thing from this movie to extol, it’s definitely the acting. Never before have there been such terrible line readings or spoken dialogue. Rumor has it that the Italian crew and American actors had no means of communication, and it definitely shows. There isn’t one remotely believable performance in the entire film. Don’t believe me? Check out some of these clips from the movie. Only then will you understand the glory that is TROLL 2.
THE EXTRAS
Just a Theatrical Trailer.

I understand this isn't a movie that is going to have an hour long Making Of documentary, but if you're going to call this the 20th Anniversary Nilbog Edition, you have to give the fans (and there's many of us!) something. Especially in the face of the soon to be released BEST WORST MOVIE. There's material out there.
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
If you don't enjoy TROLL 2 you're pissing on hospitality and we cannot allow that. However, with the impending release of BEST WORST MOVIE, it's strange they didn't do some kind of packaged deal or at least give this DVD some bonus material. Still, if you like bad movies, this is a must own. But might I suggest getting the TROLL/TROLL 2 combo DVD, as it's cheaper than this one and has an extra movie.

Extra Tidbit: Seriously, watch BEST WORST MOVIE.
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