Parents' Guide to

Trolls World Tour

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Amusing, upbeat musical sequel promotes joys of diversity.

Movie PG 2020 94 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 33 parent reviews

age 6+

My 5 yo loves all about trolls. Music is great!
age 7+

Cute

It will keep younger kids entertained with all the colors, but I think Tweens and teens will like it alot. Has a good message tho. Branch and poppy become Broppy lol. (They do kiss but the screen in zooming out when the do.)

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (33 ):
Kids say (70 ):

This sweet sequel encourages inclusion and diversity -- both in terms of musical genre and cultural background -- while making audiences of all ages smile. It's not as exciting as the original (few sequels are), but the Trolls deliver on providing a much-needed diversion for families. Bloom is a great addition to the cast. As Crazy Ex-Girlfriend proved, she can sing any style of music. Here she does a fine job channeling a hard/heavy metal rocker as she performs "Barracuda," "Crazy Train," and "Rock You Like a Hurricane." Other stand-out additions to Trolls World Tour include the Funk Troll royal family -- George Clinton as King Quincy, Mary J. Blige as Queen Essence, and Anderson .Paak as Prince D. -- as well as Kelly Clarkson as country's Delta Dawn and Sam Rockwell as Hickory, a mysterious cowboy who helps Poppy and Branch.

Movies don't come out in a vacuum, so it's important to acknowledge the context of this sequel's release. Trolls World Tour is being released straight to streaming and video-on-demand during an unprecedented time of global quarantine, when parents of little kids through teens are particularly grateful for any reason to come together and laugh. Happily, it offers enough laughs and colorful visuals -- not to mention an adorably teeny troll called Tiny Diamond (voiced by Kenan Thompson) and a medley of familiar covers and catchy original songs -- to charm even older kids and adults. It also has surprisingly positive messages, serving both as a reminder that history can be perceived more than one way and as a call for togetherness.

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