I Hated the New Trolls Movie But Went Gaga Over Trolls Oreos
"Have you seen Trolls 2 yet?" my sister-in-law asked my 9-year-old daughter, Willow, on our family Zoom call today.
"YES!" she screamed.
I think over a billion kids in America saw Trolls 2 already. (The movie is actually called Trolls World Tour.)
I rented the Trolls sequel on YouTube the day it was released. We watched it on my sofa bed so I was able to get some work done on the laptop whilst my kiddo watched the movie.
I was waiting for it to capture my attention enough to drag me away from getting work done, but all I ever heard was a bunch of singing.
This movie is, in fact, just a bunch of Trolls remixes of songs from the 70s, 80s, 90's, the early 2000s, and today. I was not impressed, but if I was a 9-year-old living in a 2020 world, I would have loved it. I did giggle a time or two when I recognized the actor voicing a troll.
I instantly recognized the voice of actors Keenan Thompson and Justin Timberlake. I couldn't remember which actress played the lead, Poppy. It is...what's her name...I can see her face but can't remember her name. She was in that singing movie Picture Perfect with Rebel Wilson...Um...dang, let me look it up on Google right quick*!
Throughout the entire movie, I kept interrupting Willow during nearly each song they sung and informed her what decade the song was a big hit on the radio "back in my day". The more I listened to Trolls World Tour, the more I started to feel old. And that made me feel pretty cranky.
I said all of that to remind you that I did not really enjoy watching Trolls World Tour. So then explain to me cranky old me screamed with excitement when I saw these Trolls Oreo cookies on the shelf at Target yesterday?
These cookies are $2.99 each at Target. I had to buy one of each because the packaging was so gosh darn cute. I later found out that they are limited edition cookies!
I also am admitting that I love the Trolls World Tour radio song, "The Other Side", by SZA featuring Justin Timberlake (who did the voiceover for one of those fuzzy-looking trolls who fell in love with one of the other fuzzy-looking trolls).
*Anna Kendrick, and she starred in Pitch Perfect with Elizabeth Banks, Ester Dean, and Rebel Wilson.