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Thursday 8 September 2011

The Troll Hunter

By request....sort of.

The trailer says, "The most important film of our time is Norwegian."

The Troll Hunter trailer is like a cross between the Blair Witch Project, Cloverfield and Werner Herzog's Incident at Loch Ness.... you know mockumentary style.  I think it's supposed to be funny, but I'm not sure. 

Mr. Anonymous left a comment on my Apollo 18 review, saying, “Found Footage" now being a genre is like planning your own surprise party. If you really want to see a great "Found Footage" flick, check out the far superior "Trollhunter". Its original even for this played out style.

I didn’t get that it's superior or original from the trailer.  The trailer should not have shown the Trolls. The three types of trolls mentioned in the trailer looked kind of ridicules.  There was a man-sized two headed troll, a larger Muppet looking troll and a giant Godzilla troll. Showing them was like giving away the punch line before the joke ends.  Maybe that was point and they were being clever? Sometimes clever goes to the point of being confusing... at least for me.

Regardless of whether they were trying to be clever or not, the level of mystery by not showing the Muppets/monsters is why Blair Witch, Cloverfield and Incident at Loch Ness trailers were so entertaining.

So is this the most important film of our time?  Maybe for Norwegians.
I don't think I'll pay to see this one.  Hey Mr. Anonymous, send me the link.


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