REVIEW: Troll 2
The pessimistic outlook for our survival on this planet is everywhere these days; global warming and it's effects, bird flu, war, and the terrorist threat! Many people are turning to scripture and finding the signs of the Apocalypse are happening now. This comes as no surprise, for I have seen the four horsemen heralding the end of days in the 1991 release of Troll 2. The power of evil this movie unleashes through it's pure badness is staggering and a sure sign that Judgment Day is at hand.
Director Drago Floyd wastes no time drawing in the viewer with a disturbing bed time story read by Grampa Seth. It tells of a courageous young boy named Peter who has lost his way home and is being hunted by "little people of the night" Goblins! Grampa Seth explains to his grandson Josh that goblins don't have to justify their cruel acts. Apparently neither did Epic Productions, who unleashed this travesty of a movie!
Is Grandpa Seth just telling a bed time story or could goblins really exist? Josh and his family are about to find out, as they take a much needed vacation to a "wonderful half-empty town" named Nilbog.This rustic community is actually the kingdom of goblins, where disguised as humans, the goblins try to feed people a green substance that will turn them into "half man, half plant" the goblins' favorite food. Will Josh save his family through the guidance of
Grampa Seth or will they be turned into a banquet for locals?!
Yes, yes the story sounds pretty bad, but don't worry, It's execution is far worse. The opening credits are some of the best I have ever seen and the hits keep rolling. The effects, costume, and make-up are unparalleled. Corn on the cobb has never been so funny; a scene you will never forget! I haven't even mentioned the acting. These
performances are so bad they reach levels I did not think were possible.
You and your friends will be reeling in laughter. Just when you think it can't get worse it does! This is the quintessential good bad movie. No tragedy has ever made me feel as good as Troll 2.
Hamlin Grade : 10
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