What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this Norwegian (with English subtitles) horror comedy is presented as "found" documentary footage (much like The Blair Witch Project, though it's far less scary). There's plenty of fantasy-based creature violence as the trolls fight with humans; some wounds and icky bodily fluids (mostly non-human) are on display. Subtitles include several uses of "s--t," as well as a few other iffy words. The college-age teen characters are brave, curious, and resourceful, and despite a few downbeat notes here and there, the movie is a lot of fun (an American remake is in the works) -- it could be a good introduction to foreign-language movies for teens who might resist.
- Families can talk about the movie's violence. Was it realistic? Was it scary? What other impact did it have on you?
- Is the troll hunter character a good guy, or a good role model? Is he someone to root for? What makes us root for certain characters and not others?
- The film is presented as a "found footage" documentary. How might it have been different without that angle?