Troll 2 (1990) No, It’s Not a Sequel! – Movie Review
So if you’re an avid reader of Blazing Minds, you will have seen us mention the release of Troll: The Complete Collection and my review of the first film in the collection, Troll recently, so today it’s the turn of Troll 2, a film that surprisingly isn’t a sequel and has been classed as one of the best worst films ever made.
It’s a mighty tag to be given and Troll 2 is up there with the likes of Plan 9 from Outer Space and The Room, but is the film really that bad and does it deserve to be classed as one of the best worst movies ever made.
After his family moves to the rural community of “Nilbog” (spoilers, it’s goblin spelt backwards), a g-g-g-ghost warns young Joshua Waits that vegetarian goblins want to transform him and his family into plants and then eat them.
Right from the very start of the film, you just know that it is going to be one of those films that are so bad, that it’s good, no seriously it is, the goblins at the beginning of the movie just look so badly made and the acting is something to be seen to be believed, but the movie which has been wrongly tagged as sequel to the 1986 movie, Troll, is one of those movies that has become cult movie with a massive following.
The characters in Troll 2 are some crazy folks, such as the Drugstore owner (Don Packard) and one of my favourite characters, Creedence Leonore Gielgud (Deborah Reed) who, with her pale face and bizarre accent, adds to the mad charm of the movie. The connection between the ghost of Granpa Seth (Robert Ormsby) and his grandson Joshua Waits (Michael Paul Stephenson) is great, I particularly love it when he gets Joshua to “put some fuel on the fire“, you can’t beat a bit of arson-ing around.
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I’m not sure if I would class it as one of the best worst films ever made, I’ve seen some pretty dire movies over the years, but it certainly isn’t one of the best, with scenes such as Joshua, is spying ob a town meeting, while they are all talking about the evils of meat, sausages, and clusters of haemorrhoids (yes haemorrhoids), it’s certainly up there in the top 10 of bad films.
One of the confusing things about the film is its title, Troll 2! This film isn’t a sequel to the 1986 film and the creatures are Goblins, but thanks to the Blu-ray release from Eureka Entertainment, we now get to see Troll 2 in all its HD glory, now sure glory is the right word for a bad movie, but damn it looks good and by gosh it’s just so much fun.
Troll 2 has big following since its initial release and for purveyors of bad movies then this is going to be one that you want in your collection along with The Room and Plan 9 from Outerspace.
The Best Worst Film Ever Made
Movie title: Troll 2
Movie description: A young child is terrified to discover that a planned family trip is to be haunted by vile plant-eating monsters out of his worst nightmare…
Date published: 2018-09-26
Director(s): Claudio Fragasso
Actor(s): Michael Paul Stephenson, George Hardy, Margo Prey
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
It’s one of the best worst films ever made, but Troll 2 is certainly a film that many movie fans of bad movies will love to have in their collection on Blu-ray.