Troll Hunter

Pick at the bones of 2011's films
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Troll Hunter

Post by jonbly » Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:08 pm

9/10 - Trollll!!! Docked a point for wobble-cam, but this was really fun. It would be interesting to know just how little these kind of CGI effects cost these days...?

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Re: Troll Hunter

Post by Meanbobs » Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:29 pm

Troll Hunter was a cracking way to start day 3 with some great characters, tasty folklore and excellent monster design keeping it fresh and interesting. I'm glad that a few of the Billy Goats Gruff survived. TROLLLL!

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Re: Troll Hunter

Post by Dom » Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:14 pm

Superb film. Favourite one of the day and delighted to see it on the biggest of big screens.

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Re: Troll Hunter

Post by DJBenz » Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:23 pm

Complete disappointment for me, needed a good 10 minutes chopped from the runtime to improve the pace. 6/10

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Re: Troll Hunter

Post by brad1000 » Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:13 am

just the kind of genre film frightfest should show...funny for all the right reasons
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Re: Troll Hunter

Post by djwoody » Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:35 am

A great surprise and a great movie. Funny as f**k in parts.

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Re: Troll Hunter

Post by TheDukeAbides » Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:54 am

I think my film of the festival and a definate purchase when released.
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Re: Troll Hunter

Post by xBIGJOEx » Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:59 am

Loved it - great fun and the cgi was very nicely done. Was a bit put off by the found footage shakey cam but it actually worked fine.I thought it was ok in terms of timing
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Re: Troll Hunter

Post by Pumpkin » Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:44 am

I had already seen this at Somerset House but I think it's a wonderful film. Nice to see something different and very impressive for their budget.

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Re: Troll Hunter

Post by Jekyll » Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:59 pm

Really liked this an definitely one of my faves of the weekend.

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Re: Troll Hunter

Post by Wolfshade » Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:09 pm

Loved it, funny, full of action, and quite imaginative and inventive with the 4 different types of Troll in the movie.

Lots of good movies from Norway at FF in the last few years - Cold Prey, Manhunt, Dead Snow and now Troll Hunter.

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Re: Troll Hunter

Post by The Soapmaker » Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:23 pm

Wolfshade wrote:Lots of good movies from Norway at FF in the last few years - Cold Prey, Manhunt, Dead Snow and now Troll Hunter.
Agreed!

I'd accidentally read a couple of reviews of Troll Hunter because I didn't realise it was on at FF.... they were quite "mixed", so as it turned out the film far exceeded my expectations.

I generally like the "found footage" kind of film anyway, but I think this made a very nice transition from mockumentary to having a really strong storyline as the film progressed. I found myself caring a lot more about the characters than I did in many more "serious" films in the festival.

Add in the great CGI, awesome sound design and the beautiful Norwegian scenery and this was an absolute winner.

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Re: Troll Hunter

Post by Maniacal » Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:07 pm

I love my monster movies and I loved this beyond thought possible, truly funny and witty in places with some great sights to behold.
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Re: Troll Hunter

Post by Reanimator » Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:04 pm

Awesome fun - in my top 5 for the festival

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Re: Troll Hunter

Post by Alex J » Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:21 pm

Blair Witch meets Hans-Christian Andersen in this fun and intriguing Norwegian fable that treats its material with sincerity. I preferred this to The Host. I liked the satirical / social commentary and was impressed by the special effects. A good opener for the day and my only real quibble was the lack of fallout after the death of one of the characters. 8.5 / 10
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