Troll Hunter

Year Released: 2011
Main Stars: Norwegians I don’t know but who look like TV peeps I’ve seen before; Otto Jespersen, Hans Otto Hansen, Johanna Morck, Tomas Alf Larsen
Last watched: June 2012
Review Date: June 2012
Number Watches: 1

“Every time we kill a troll, we have to fill in this form.”

“It has been impossible to get the government to confirm the existence of the Troll Security Service”

Pronounce this as “Traaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwl” and make sure the word lasts for about two seconds. And shout it. And then run away.

Compare this to Blair Witch if you want but that film was pants. It was obvious and the acting / filming wasn’t thought out enough. Maybe that’s just me but then so is everything else on this site. Troll Hunter is good. It should be shown at every convention until the viewers can join in with the script.
The script… ok, not much going on there but that’s the point of a mocumentary, it’s like the real thing, empty bits, lots of searching for words.

Anyway, the script isn’t where the awards should go, it’s the actoring. These actorers are right on the button. It’s weird but I really feel as if I’ve seen these guys before on TV. Perhaps it their charisma. Shows you the importance of the upsurge in scandanavian TV thrillers across UK and US at the moment (during 2011, 2012) if the quality of productions and stars shown in Norway, Sweden, etc, is now quite rightly getting picked up for more worldly exposure. And watch the side-line guys, the hunters especially. There’s natural for you and yet the extras on the DVD show these are part of the crew! Nice one.

It’s the main guys you want to hear about and I just think they were specially made for this kind of film. Apparently most of them are well known comedians in Norway but for the rest of us, don’t worry, it’s not a sketch, it’s a fun film with a fantastically stoic, grisly main man, Otto, in the middle and stupid college film makers chasing him.

Lots of atmosphere on location in Norway in the rain soaked moutains and the excellently damaged landrover bring it all down to earth giving time to get ready for the trolls that I thought were excellent. It’s not meant to be serious so go boil your head if you complain.

I got the DVD and the extras add that scandanavian humour I was looking for so I was well chuffed. The way it was made and the extras themselves remind me of Dead Snow which is another must sea for the acting. Perhaps the lack of money for sets and the need to use a cast who want to act first, be stars later, helps bring it on home more. Dunno, just know I like it.

Keep DVD?
Yes
Watch if on TV?
Yes, maybe.
Snog, Marry, Avoid?
Snog. So close to marrying but not sure yet. Think it might take a few more watches to decide.

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  1. Pingback: DEAD SNOW (DØD SNØ) « Written in Blood

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