Trolls World Tour Full Movie Review -\u00a0There will be many a breathless declaration that Trolls World Tour marks the death of cinema as we know it.\r\n\r\nNot because it\u2019s yet another sugar-saturated, brightly hued sequel to a film based on a children\u2019s toy, but because \u2013 due to the Covid-19 pandemic \u2013 Universal chose to bypass its theatrical release entirely. The film can instead be rented at home for \u00a316 ($20). But it\u2019s hardly time to kiss goodbye to the sticky floors of our local cinemas. Under normal circumstances,\u00a0would anyone really fork out that much money for the privilege of sitting on their own couches? This is a radical measure to combat a near-impossible situation, with the entire film industry now left in suspended animation. You can\u2019t blame Universal for trying to make the best of the situation.\r\n\r\nAnd Trolls World Tour is an ideal test subject. It\u2019s mainstream, but unassuming enough. If it flops, the world will quickly forget and move on. Parents will also welcome the distraction. Like its predecessor, it\u2019s a cavalcade of colour, glitter and blind optimism \u2013 a combination that could only have been cooked up in the minds of Katy Perry, Lisa Frank, or the creatives at DreamWorks.\r\n\r\nThe film follows on from 2016\u2019s Trolls, which brought to screen the tiny, shock-haired plastic dolls that were such a fixture of Sixties childhoods, before popping up again the Nineties. The sequel\u2019s story takes the easy route: why go deeper into the world you\u2019ve created, when you can just expand its boundaries? And so Poppy (Anna Kendrick), the queen of the Trolls, discovers that she has dominion over only one of six different tribes. Each is defined by their taste in music.\r\n\r\nPoppy, as the name suggests, belongs to the \u201cpop\u201d Trolls. There are the country Trolls, the classical Trolls, the funk Trolls, and the techno Trolls. And then there are the hark rock Trolls, ruled over by Queen Barb (Rachel Bloom) \u2013 a red-mohawked,\u00a0 spider-eyelashed musical purist who thinks all other genres are either boring or beneath her. With her leather-clad army, who\u2019d all comfortably fit in a Mad Max-themed edition of Guitar Hero, she intends to destroy every other genre and submit all to the rule of a rad guitar riff.\r\n\r\nIt\u2019s a little disappointing that the film\u2019s five screenwriters couldn\u2019t come up with a better resolution than sending its character, Poppy and her longtime crush Branch (Justin Timberlake), on a multi-stop road trip to save the day. Neither do they find any new ground to cover when it comes to the pair\u2019s relationship. But it\u2019s hard to focus on a grudge in the face of such hyperactive visual stimulation, as directors Walt Dohrn and David P Smith pump in the sugary stuff like it\u2019s a bloated \u00e9clair. It\u2019s delirious, but often in ways that are disarmingly weird and imaginative. The shimmery, silver, butt-naked Guy Diamond (Kunal Nayyar) births a child straight out of his mountainous hair.\u00a0 Said child is wearing Seventies sunglasses, has the voice of Kenan Thompson, and makes demands like \u201cHold me, daddy\u201d. Jamie Dornan also features as a \u201csmooth jazz Troll\u201d, whose music can whisk people away to a hazy, neon dream of island sunsets, white tigers, and all-you-can-eat sushi.\r\n\r\nThe film does go heavy on the cameos \u2013 expect Kelly Clarkson, Ozzy Osbourne, Anderson .Paak, Icona Pop, George Clinton, Mary J Blige, Anthony Ramos, and K-Pop group Red Velvet. All of them are here to belt cutsiefied versions of karaoke classics, from Heart\u2019s \u201cBarracuda\u201d to \u201cGirls Just Want to Have Fun\u201d (although the \u201cGirls\u201d are now \u201cTrolls\u201d, of course). But somewhere beneath all the furious toe-tapping, the film does find room for a brief \u2013 and subversive \u2013 lesson on musical history. Namely, it\u2019s a reminder that pop\u2019s domination is built off the back of the genres and cultures it\u2019s appropriated and homogenised over the years. \u201cDenying our differences,\u201d the film warns us, \u201cis denying the truth of who we are\u201d. Trolls World Tour is clear on one thing: never should glitter and rainbows be automatically equated with brainlessness.\r\n\r\nTrolls World Tour is available to rent online\u00a0\r\n\r\n\r\nSource\r\n\r\nAlso check out;\r\nMeghan Markle Elephant Full Movie\r\n\r\nConnect with the\u00a0AFROSAGES\u00a0on\u00a0FACEBOOK and\u00a0TWITTER.