The 'found footage' genre is completely worn out by now, but this movie still finds something new to say, making it definitely worth the watch. One of its strengths is self-awareness, which allows space for wit and humor. Its premise is developed in a creative way and the mythology around the trolls is riddled with delicious details. However, there's just too many found footage clichés for this to ever excel.
The hunter's reasoning for suddenly allowing the film crew to follow wasn't strong enough, but the tension and glee of the film was executed with real finesse. Ending maybe a little abrupt, but the found footage genre is always a little blunt at the death knell. Add a .5 star on the 3 for troll fart.
¿Quién es el verdadero enemigo aquí? "Troll hunter" tiene un punto a valorar. La película tiene momentos de tensión, de pánico, pero, ¿en verdad estas criaturas son de temer? Desde una perspectiva opuesta, Ovredal parece construir un filme ecologísta, sobre el eterno invasor/cazador: el hombre. Dentro de un vasto territorio, una entidad gubernamental esconde un secreto y lo controla con coacción. Tema coyuntural.
In 2010 it's a risk to keep insisting on the found footage device for delivering a story. But this works really well. And even if the movie is meant as a (massive) dose of fun, we do get to travel the forests and mountains of Norway, and cross some of its fjords by ferry. This landscape works better with the sound of the norwegian language, so it's quite fortunate that this is a creation from Norway. Nice job.
Assolutamente consigliato ai fan della mitologia nordica, ed in generale dei mockumentary! Pur avendo a disposizione un budget limitato, gli effetti speciali, così come i suoni, sono ottimi ed il film riesce perfettamente nel suo intento. Molto carino anche lo sdoganamento dei troll come veri e propri animali, con le loro abitudini e tutto il resto.
Disappointing hybrid of 'Blair Witch' and 'The Host" that winds up a lesser form of entertainment. Found footage concept really getting old at this point and this pic certainly doesn't add anything new. Would have made an arresting short but at feature length gets boring pretty quick. Troll effects pretty good but unfortunately not at all horrifying. It's earnest but dull.