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“Trolls Band Together” was a phenomenal feel-good movie that I would highly recommend to people of all ages.

On Nov. 17, DreamWorks released a third addition to their popular “Trolls” franchise, “Trolls Band Together.” The movie followed Poppy (Anna Kendrick) and Branch (Justin Timberlake) as they embarked on a boy-band-filled journey to save Branch’s older brother from two evil popstars. As a fan of the “Trolls” movies when I was younger, I was curious to see what all the excitement among teens for this movie was about.

I had been coming across ads for the soundtrack for quite some time before the movie came out, and the songs in the film did not disappoint. After listening to the album on loop I can say that this was one of the best musical albums released for a film in a while. The catchy tunes of familiar songs, along with fun original lyrics, weren’t cheesy or overdone. I saw people of all ages unironically listening to this soundtrack with favorites including; “Watch Me Work” and *NSYNC’s “Better Place.” These songs went viral because they were simply that good.

However, my favorite part of the movie without a doubt were the main antagonists Velvet (Amy Schumer) and Veneer (Andrew Rannells), who ended up outshining the trolls in my opinion. The two characters, specifically Velvet, brought such a powerful comedic sense to the movie that made the characters extremely popular in the public eye. The overwhelming sense of confidence and snarkiness with a ton of “bratitude” made them great villains, and it was hard to find a reason not to love them (if you ignore the trollnapping, troll torture and fraud). From their songs to their scenes, everything about them seemed to captivate fans, and going in with high expectations from all the media hype, I was not disappointed.

I was also surprised with all the hidden innuendos I noticed throughout the movie. Simple phrases or references that caught my ears that were sure to go over a young child’s head made me wonder how much of these I missed growing up. These small quips were funny and another reason why so many teens are watching this movie.

I know fans of all ages are looking forward to what comes next in this popular franchise. A hopeful possibility is getting to see more of Velvet and Veneer if they can escape from jail, or maybe a royal Troll engagement between Poppy and Branch. All in all, this was a “fantastamazing” feel-good movie that I would recommend to anyone of any age.

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Sammie Jo Clark
Sammie Jo Clark, Section Editor
Sophomore Sammie Jo Clark is a second year reporter for the Brantley Banner and the entertainment/opinions section editor. Outside of school, Clark is a film and commercial actress who has been in various movies, and also trains in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Muay Thai. She can be found anywhere there is a set, or in a library reading, and you can check out her IMDb page linked below. Clark is a Marvel enthusiast and also has strong opinions on trending books. She plans on pursuing a career as an actress in the film industry, and hopes to provide unique opinions on upcoming events.
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