Call me crazy, call me childish, but I freaking LOVE Trolls. The first movie was a total revelation for me. Poppy was my spirit animal. I wanted to live with these little creatures and sing all day with them. I was so pumped for the sequel as all my favorites would be back! I just wish the plot had been a bit more entertaining.
This new installment starts after the events of the first one. Poppy (Anna Kendrick) has been crowned queen and is getting used to her new role when she receives an invitation to a party by Barb (Rachel Bloom), the leader of the Rock tribe. Not knowing that there are other types of Trolls out there, Poppy’s father shares the story of how Pop, Rock, Classical, Techno, Funk and Country used to live all together in harmony. One day, Rock became greedy, and deciding to go out on their own, stole their magical string back. That was the end of the tribes’ unity and why knowledge about them is so scarce.
Poppy decides she’ll use Barb’s invite as a way to convince the Trolls that they are better together. Much to the dismay of her father and the rest of the Pop community, she sets out with Branch (Justin Timberlake) and Biggie (James Corden) on a journey to meet with the tribe leaders to try and persuade them to forgive and forget.
But not everything is as it seems and Poppy soon begins to realise that she has bitten off more than she can chew. She wants to do what is right as queen, but must keep in mind that her friends and family are just as, if not more, important.
I have to admit that part of me was let down by this sequel. Yes, it was adorable and the music was amazing but I simply wanted more! While I enjoyed learning more about the different music groups, they were glossed over at times and there was a whole chunk in the middle that had no singing at all.
Overall Trolls World Tour was fun. The star studded cast is a treat with some new additions such as Kelly Clarkson, Sam Rockwell, Mary J. Blige and Kenan Thompson. The musical numbers that we did have were stellar. Regardless of my expectations not being met, I would still watch if they decided to make a third film.