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October 9, 2011

Troll Hunter (2011)

The drive for me to watch this is the craving for a monster movie which is kinda rare nowadays... I love monster movies mostly because of the destruction, thrill and action... I was hoping this movie to be as engaging as Cloverfield and Godzilla... 


THE STORY

A group of Norwegian students were investigating and filming a mysterious series of bear killings and they believed that one man, Hanz, knew the truth about it... Therefore, they secretly followed him and ended up discovering that Hanz was a man that had spent his whole life hunting for real life Norwegian trolls in the woods... 



PLUS POINTS 


Found Footage

Similar to Paranormal Activity and Cloverfield, this movie is a found footage flick which makes it more exciting and engaging to watch... Ever since I watched Cloverfield, which is one of my favourites, I've always like found footage movies because it makes me feel as though I'm the one who's holding the camera, going face to face with ghosts or monsters... However, some people don't like found footage because it makes them dizzy... Well, I don't blame them... With all the running and falling, the pictures are excessively shaky...


The Trolls

All the excitement startes as soon as the trolls were found... They are huge and nasty... Because of the found footage effects, they look extremely scary to me... I mean, seeing them running towards the characters who're holding the camera made me feel as though it was me they're chasing... Considering that this is a budget movie, I think that the producers did a great job in making the trolls look believable to the audience... 




MINUS POINTS


Voice Dub

This movie is Norwegian and therefore, the characters speak Norwegian language... However, the one that I watched in AEON Bandaraya Melaka's GSC was dubbed... Yup, they dubbed the characters' voice and made the movie fully in English language... It was a disappointment to me because I hate voice dubs... The characters look ridiculous because the voice didn't match the mouth movements... It was really a mess... 

Besides that, I wasn't able to capture the real emotions portrayed by the characters because the voice sounded unnatural... The volume didn't match with the sound effects making this movie frustrating to watch because it destroyed the humour, the emotions, the suspense... It destroyed the movie...

I would suggest Malaysians to just download the movie with original voices and put on the subtitles rather than watching it in the cinemas... It would be better that way... 

FUCKING VOICE DUB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 



THE VERDICT

It was supposed to be a good movie but the voice-overs completely annihilate its true quality... I enjoyed watching the trolls and the hunts because it was engaging... All thanks to the found footage techniques... When the trolls are off screen, this movie felt a bit boring... The sound and visual effects were awesomely made... 


2.5 out of 5 stars...

1 comments:

asrap virtuoso said...

i found the ending quite weak for a found footage movie though... there was no feeling of "what happened next" compared to other similiar movies

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