Many favorites, as well as a small handful of films that I don't care for... in no particular order (1960-2014).
You believe it when you see it!
A group of students investigates a series of mysterious bear killings, but learns that there are much more dangerous things going on. They start to follow a mysterious hunter, learning that he is actually a troll hunter.
A very disturbing documentary on one of nature's most fierce and unbelievable creatures.
Bettering films like "The Blair Witch Project" by adding deeper mythology, richer themes, and more effective filmmaking, Norway's "Troll Hunter" is a neatly assembled, highly exciting found-footage horror film. Andre Øvreda's film combines monster-movie adventure, hunted-humans horror, and documentary-style urgency for a film that is swift, good-looking, and fully entertaining.
Purported to be the footage of an amateur documentary crew whose investigation into bear-killings turns into something else entirely, "Troll Hunter" uses the found footage format to create a film that is gripping, slyly amusing, and almost political. Finding themselves following a government endorsed troll hunter, the crew members capture the hunter in action as he works to make the countryside safe from the legendary beasts.
"Troll Hunter" could have…
After 3 recommendations to watch this movie popped up on my Mothman Prophecies review, I decided fate was dealing me a hand I had to play.
Troll Hunter is a little found footage film that follows an amateur film crew that gets taken under the wing of a mysterious hunter who claims he hunts in the middle of the night for the government. He drives a beat up van, has a stereotypical facial scar, and he keeps to himself.
If you aren't already at least moderately interested in this movie, I don't know how to help…
A found footage movie about the troll problem in Norway. After watching this footage I can tell you they have a serious troll problem. Movie shows some college kids following a troll hunter....at first they think the troll hunter is crazy....but after a couple nights they realize they are following the Indiana Jones of troll hunters. A fun movie to watch....I enjoyed this movie....just probably not going camping in Norway anytime soon.
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Let's go troll hunting!
A mockumetary disguised as a found footage horror film, Troll Hunter is definitely the most imaginative among its genre(s). It may look like a B-movie from the outside, but once you're 10 minutes into it, you'll find yourself unable to pull your eyes away from the beautiful Norwegian landscapes, from mountains to forests to snowfields. Every troll hunting sequence is suspenseful and inventive, cleverly shot despite all the shaking from the hand-held camera. Otto Jespersen was badass as Hans the fearless troll hunter. Ending was kind of a cop out, but the edited news clip made up for it.
In sum, a pleasant surprise. Recommended, unless you're a member of the anti-found footage club.
P.S. The film actually took its time to explain why some trolls have three heads. Ingenious.
Much like Rare Exports, this is another much hyped Nordic genre film which squanders a killer concept. I did enjoy this more than the aforementioned movie, at least this didn’t feel like it was missing an entire act, but it was still a little disappointing given the good reviews and positive word of mouth.
It follows the found footage conventions to the letter which is a little disappointing as it feels rather safe and predictable, something that found footage films used to be good at avoiding. The film does get a number of things spot on: The creature designs are excellent as is the way they are realised in CGI (it is certainly helped that they are kept off screen…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Troll Hunter or instead Trollhunter, is yet another found footage film that at some times can feel as if the only reason they were not extradited from Norway is because most Americans do not even know where Norway is. The entire film is spoken in Norwegian, yet american voices were added to the dialogue. The film's first act is arguable its best, its intriguing and beautifully filmed, which is a almost incomprehensible feat in found footage. The scenery is also beautiful, along with that fast paced and entertaining first act. Yet in my opinion the first act ends with the first encounter a Troll, which is where in my opinion the film takes a downwards turn. I will not comment…
i mean. this was exactly what you'd expect it to be. i had an awesome nap while it was on so two stars just for that.
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I have a morbid fascination with the found footage subgenre despite all its flaws and weak canon. There's something about the discovery process seen from the characters' own perspective that I adore, and it works well with supernatural creature movies like Cloverfield, Blair Witch Project, and (the first) Paranormal Activity. However, even the best of this genre has its own flaws, and you need a continuous string of excuses to keep filming no matter the personal cost.
Trollhunter succeeds because the setup is logical (a student film crew investigates illegal bear hunting, and it morphs into a different quest) and there are some merits to following the story solely from camera itself.…
Damn this movie is fun. My only complaint is it's got all the raw material to be a new Ghostbusters, but it never aims that high. Which is fine, I just think there's an even better movie to be made here.
TrollHunter is a Norwegian film following a group of film students setting out to capture footage of real-life trolls after one of them learns their existence has been covered up conspiracy-style for decades. The handheld, verite style filmmaking keeps the Norwegian landscape from being jaw-droppingly beautiful and captivating (it appears small, gray, cold and wet) which perfectly melds to the subject at hand.
Instead of being distracted by the beauty of the fjords and forests, we are absorbed into this trying quest/search for the unknown. Otto Jespersen perfectly plays the rough and rugged troll hunter, Hans, who has been tracking down wayward trolls for close to 40 years! His gruff delivery and indomitable demeanor is quite remarkable for such a…
A really well made mockumentary from Norway. The whole mythology was well thought out and the special effects were flawlessly executed.
Supremely fun and bolting along at a breakneck pace, Troll Hunter is a true delight from start to finish. Brimming with atmosphere and dripping with classic monster movie style, the treasure that this film is comes purely from the fun it is having itself: rebelling in its absurd lore and world it never once stops to debate the believability of the situation it instead keeps going and hopes you can suspend your disbelief. The beauty of Troll Hunter though is both its homages and the interest it has with its lore, the exposition in this film is just as much as fun as the action which enters at brilliant intervals. This is nothing less than wonderful, an absolutely great time from the moment it begins.
Not so often does one see a monster movie about Trolls, especially one grounded in reality and not a fantasy world. Very fun.
I had to make a special effort to find a cinema that was showing this one, but it was well worth it. "Troll Hunter" is Norwegian movie from the "found footage" genre. A group of students decide to make a documentary about the rise in bear deaths blamed on poachers. They follow a mysterious man who appears to be setting traps around the Norwegian valleys, trying to discover whether he is the poacher.
It doesn't take a genius to work out what he's really setting traps for, what with having to pay for a ticket before seeing the movie. However, there are other aspects to this. How come no one believes in trolls? How do you go about hunting trolls…
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