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.
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 very disturbing documentary on one of nature's most fierce and unbelievable creatures.
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.
Whilst humour is present throughout the film in it's dry Norwegian style, this dark fairy tale really carries itself with some superb tension.
The excellent performances from the unknown stars are vital, alongside incredible visual effects, to ensure a natural and overwhelmingly real atmosphere for this fantastically unique piece of independent filmmaking.
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…
Though very repetitive this film was a lot of fun, the explanations behind the trolls and the government cover ups were really really great, I just think it was way too long. They probably could have cut out a couple of troll finds I reckon (though the troll designs are really cool!).
Watched a tiny bit dubbed instead of subbed and it was AWFUL.
A good concept, a proper use of the found footage gimmick. It was certainly better than something like Rare Exports, but only a little more. Might need a rewatch, but i couldn't care much about the characters
It is a misery to be a troll. You haunt the forests of Norway, live in clammy caves and inhabit bodies incapable of processing vitamin D, so that the sun can cause you to crumble into stone. Your obsession is hunting Christians, but because you live in a Norwegian wilderness far from cities, there are few Christians to be found — and since some trolls are taller than trees, they can see you coming.
"Trollhunter" is a mockumentary allegedly edited from anonymous footage and certainly inspired by "The Blair Witch Project." It has something going for it: We see a lot of trolls and we saw precious few witches. At first, the filmmakers aren't even looking for trolls; three young…
"What exactly is your job description?"
One of the interesting things to explore in the usage of found footage style films is how it can be applied to different genres. Okay, so it works better in some genres than others, but it's not a genre in and of itself, nor is it restricted to horror movies. But one thing that is consistent is the fact that we're watching real people in a real situation they likely didn't survive. There is an inherent connection to reality that isn't present in other styles of films because of this, and in a film like Norway's 'Trollhunter,' it ups the stakes because everything feels that much more real. Join us -- Pete Wright and…
I do love this film! It plays the lost footage genre exceptionally well, and the performances are very believable. At times the trolls are a bit muppet-like but overall it works well. The final troll scene with the humongous Jotnar is amazing. I think they balanced the blend of humour and horror very well. The picturesque countryside certainly adds to the spectacle.
Oh, and whilst doing some quick on-line research about the film to find out about the Norwegian PM's involvement, I discovered that in Norway they rate films out of six! How bizarre is that?
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Does well in grounding its often zany mythology in reality. Thrilling, smart and funny, but some fat could be trimmed.
Another Round of Hunting...
By the time many a much-hyped film reaches Kansas City, my expectations can be through the roof. In the case of "Trollhunter," the metaphorical hype roof can be busted by way of giant trolls. I liked it the first time, but sorta shrugged it off. There were things I liked, but essentially saw it as a film with failed potential, tossed to the 2010-11 disappointment pile. What was I wanting? I don't know. Again, that's hype for you. Several years later, I have dialed in a better impression of the film and really had a great time hunting trolls. This is also one to share with a group of friends. I get it now. What a wonderfully weird and playful film made to look real. It also has some great subtle hilarity between all the bits of stoic seriousness.
A fantastic low budget "found footage" film, 'Troll Hunter' keeps things simple. The plot is slight but involving, and the characterization slim but effective. The triumph of the film is in the design of the trolls, and the mythology building behind them. It doesn't rely on scares, but is thrilling in it's own restrained and unique way.
MY THREE WORDS
Simple, involving, effective.
- Under the Skin
- Tropical Malady
- Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
- Inland Empire
- Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom
- A Serbian Film
- Men Behind the Sun
A list of some obscure, twisted, fucked up movies that i sorta like. How many have u watched?
- Free Men
- Rabbit-Proof Fence
- A Town Called Panic