The German actor said he feared for the success of the animated sequel when it bypassed cinemas.
The Universal Pictures release, which features the vocal talents of Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake, was due to hit cinemas on 13 April.
Top films released between 2014 and 2017 earned more at the box office, despite the recent fall-out over male stars being paid more than women.
From now till 29 April, step into a 'TrollsTopia' at Universal Studio Singapore. Sing, dance and play along with ’Trolls’ characters, Princess Poppy and Branch, from the 2016 DreamWorks Animation film. Bring out your inner Troll at the 'Trollify Yourself' experience with face paint, temporary tattoos and the Trolls' signature hair-raising wigs. Catch prizes flying in the air while dancing at a glitter-filled party, ‘Glitterpalooza’, or try the virtual reality (VR) games, “VR Troll Art” and “VR Beat Feat”. Follow Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore on Facebook.
From time to time it’s good to see Hollywood’s elite prove they’re just as human as the rest of us, so Justin Timberlake shedding a tear is just what we needed, right? 2016 saw him star in DreamWorks’ animated hit ‘Trolls’ as well as write and perform the soundtrack song Can’t Stop the Feeling! as he assumed the film’s music executive producer credit too. “True Colours [is] a beautiful song, and it’s a huge emotional moment in the film,” he said.
Secret ending? Yes, and the credits are fun to watch.Running time: 93 minutes (~1.5 hours)“Trolls” is a 3D animated comedy adventure musical based on the eponymous toy brand. A race of tiny Trolls face certain extinction when a race of large giants, the Bergens, discover that eating Trolls brings happiness to them. It features the voice talents of Anna Kendrick (Poppy), Justin Timberlake (Branch), Zooey Deschanel (Bridget), Russell Brand (Creek), Christine Baranski (Chef), John Cleese (King Gristle Sr), and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Prince Gristle Jr). It is, surprisingly, rated PG.“Trolls” could almost be a Disney film, what with characters breaking out into song upon the slightest provocation and the saccharine power of friendship infusing every element of the plot. And it’s rather creative with how the Trolls use their super powers (hint: it’s the hair). It’s just that it lacks that special quality, that sincerity and heart, which would elevate it from being an adequate film to a spectacular one. HighlightsChef steals the show with her barely concealed contemptChef (Christine Baranski) is one sarcastic diva that thoroughly delights in her wickedness. Her sarcasm and disgust for everyone around her, including the Bergens, makes her an entertaining villainess to watch. Although you know she despises her own race, she can’t help but want to be accepted and taken back into their ranks. This conflict between her need for love and her hate for the Bergens gives an odd, but interesting dimension to her, and here’s to hoping she returns in the inevitable sequel.Colourful and cuteThere’s so much colour in the film that it’s like they spilled on a rainbow on everything. It can get pretty psychedelic at times, though the colours thankfully don’t clash in garish ways. The Trolls are also cutened up from the original creepy-looking toys, and look quite huggable. The Bergens are another story though, but then again, they are the antagonists.LetdownsConflict is resolved too easilyWhen the climactic confrontation is literally resolved through a song, like every other conflict in the film, it becomes a trite resolution. You wonder why the Trolls didn’t sing their way to freedom at the beginning of the film, since that’s all it takes for everyone to live happily ever after. For a film that uses a convoluted plot to get people to fall in love, the ending was a sloppy, lazy affair.Bergens look hideousThe Bergens look horrible. And the two central Bergens, the ones we spend most of the film with, look even uglier than the other random Bergens we see on the street. It’s no wonder they can’t find happiness if they look so terrible. Couldn’t they have taken a leaf from “Shrek” when it comes to designing cute monsters? One dimensional charactersVirtually all the protagonists are defined by one single character trait, which conveniently doubles up as their super power. The only protagonist who comes remotely close to having some development is Branch (Justin Timberlake). That’s why Chef steals the show — she has very little competition to deal with.“Trolls” is an amusing attempt to give a story to a decades-old franchise, but plot and character are lacking.Should you watch this if it’s free? Yes.Should you watch this at weekday movie ticket prices? If you like animated features.Score: 2.5/5“Trolls” opens in cinemas:- 3 November 2016 (Singapore)- 3 November 2016 (Malaysia)- 2 November 2016 (Philippines) Marcus Goh is a Singapore television scriptwriter. He’s also a Transformers enthusiast and avid pop culture scholar. He Tweets/Instagrams at Optimarcus and writes at marcusgohmarcusgoh.com. The views expressed are his own.
Foundation: @maccosmetics Studio Fix NC40 Highlight: MAC Soft & Glow Contour: Inglot foundation stick in 112 Lips: MAC Velvet Teddy Edit: this photo was from before I got my brows done ✌🏼️ #tbt A photo posted by 🦄 T A K A R A (@takarawinel) on Mar 2, 2016 at 4:15pm PST After receiving hateful comments about her skin tone from a man she went on a Tinder date with, a user from Adelaide, Australia has made his comments public in order to illuminate what it’s like to experience colourism. Takara Allen, who is mixed-race, recalls feeling “devastated” after receiving the following message from a man whom she had met through the app: "Don’t think I’m a creep and I don’t wanna be offensive or anything but I was just looking [at] your insta photos and just curious, but have you ever thought about bleaching your skin?? You’d look so much prettier if you were whiter!” Allen replied with this sharp-tongued response before blocking him on all mediums of contact: "Have you ever considered drinking bleach because the world would be so much prettier if you did,” adding a peace sign emoji.
Brooke Vincent has spoken out about the abuse she faces from online trolls, admitting that receiving nasty messages can ‘ruin her day’. Brooke, who plays Sophie Webster on Coronation Street, was a guest presenter on Key 103’s Radio Breakfast Show with Mike Toolan when she broached the subject, reading out one particular message she’d received from someone claiming she’d be axed from the soap soon. The comment read: “[Brooke] should enjoy her young life because pretty soon, she will be somebody’s baby mama.
Body-positive advocates don’t come much more badass than Iskra Lawrence. Not only is the plus-size model the face of the Aerie Real campaign, she’s also an ambassador for the National Eating Disorders Association and she regularly dishes out doses of body confidence on her Instagram account.
Sure, the internet can be full of hilarious GIFs, time-wasting cat videos and endless quizzes telling us which character from Friends we’d be, but lurking beneath all the good bits are vile trolls bullying others.