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  • Writer's pictureStephen Yanni

Trolls: Band Together - The Beat Goes On

Updated: Nov 9, 2023

Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3/5 stars)

Released 11-17-2023

Watched 11-04-2023

Reviewed 11-05-2023

Early preview in Theater - Using Cinemark Movie Club



"I know you think it’s risky, and maybe it is, but it’ll be worth it. Family’s always worth it."


"Trolls: Band Together" offers a symphony of surprises and an animated adventure that resonates with its youthful audience. The film invites viewers into a deeper dimension of the Trolls' universe, revealing a secret chapter in the life of Branch, a character known for his gruff exterior rather than his musical chops. Poppy, Branch's effervescent girlfriend, uncovers that he was once part of 'BroZone,' a boy band sensation alongside his brothers Floyd, John Dory, Spruce, and Clay. It's a revelation that adds layers to Branch's character and serves as a catalyst for the unfolding narrative.


When Floyd is unexpectedly kidnapped, the story crescendos into an exciting rescue mission that brings Branch and Poppy closer, both in their journey across vibrant landscapes and in their bond as a couple. Together, they set out to reunite Branch's estranged brothers, a task that weaves through the central themes of family and the enduring strength of relationships. It's a tale that delights in the unexpected, combining the Trolls' trademark joy and harmony with a dash of intrigue and action.


The quest is as much about saving Floyd as it is about rekindling the brotherly love that once united 'BroZone.' The film revels in the nostalgia of boy bands, complete with catchy hooks and choreographed dance numbers that are sure to captivate its intended demographic. Yet, it's the emotional undertones of reconnection and solidarity that give the narrative its heart.


"Trolls: Band Together" doesn't aspire to transcend its genre but instead takes pride in what it is—a glittering, feel-good film that's bound to enchant children and Trolls enthusiasts alike. It's a story that, through its visual feast and spirited music, commands the attention of its young audience, bringing quiet to a once-rowdy theater full of kids. The movie's success in engaging its viewers is undeniable, though its specific appeal might not extend to all. This three-star movie shines bright for those who find joy in the Trolls world and the bubbly beats of boy bands, but for those less inclined towards animation or the distinctive Trolls sparkle, it may not strike the same chord.

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