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Post by The Wobbit A Parody on Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:48 pm

We're off to see Troll Hunter, the Norwegian monster movie, this afternoon. Has anyone seen it?

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Post by Saradoc on Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:08 pm

Never heard of it! I'll watch out for the UK release (if there is one?) definitely. Was it any good then? Smile

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:12 pm

This came up on the youtube thread I think. I enjoyed it and I was watching the Norwegan version with no subtitiles and it was still good (and no I don't speak a word of the language). Good proper folklore trolls too, if a bit bigger than I expected, although in Scots folklore some of the hills are sleeping trolls so they always came in sizes small to gargantuant. Theres a trailer for it on the youtube thread, somewhere.

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Post by The Wobbit A Parody on Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:20 pm

I'm going to the theatre in a couple of hours and will report in afterwards. My great-grandparents came from Norway, so we always enjoy explorations of our cultural heritage, like when we saw Thor.
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Post by Eldorion on Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:39 pm

I still think that Ringdrotten is off troll hunting for real during his forum absence. Razz

I haven't seen the movie myself, though it sounds like an interesting premise. I might go hunt down a trailer on YouTube sometime.
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Post by The Wobbit A Parody on Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:50 am

I went to see the Norwegian monster movie, Trollhunter with my family (wife, 16-year-old daughter, sister, niece) yesterday, and we all had a great time. It's a mockmentary based on the anonymous delivery of some college student videos of a government troll hunter at work. It was funny and lightly creepy, and the digital trolls were splendid.

One troll had three heads, and there was an entire pack of them in an underground den, and a huge one at the end. They were totally believable in appearance. There was an attempt to explain scientifically why they turn to stone in the sunlight, but fortunately they didn't dwell on that too much.

My family doesn't get out much, so it was very cool to see an foreign film with subtitles that had monsters. We're all fans of Norse Folklore and Mythology, although not experts. We've read a little about trolls in some norwegian children's books, and it was wonderful to see them so vividly presented.

The pace was a little slow for those of us addled by Hollywood, but it was still very engaging. The film came across like Blaire Witch Project meets Scooby Doo meets Jaws. The troll hunter was fun, and all his anti-troll UV-light-based weapons (to turn the trolls to stone) were fascinating. And the trolls were, as I said, excellent.

It's a great change-of-pace film on a fascinating subject. Ringdrotten, have you seen it? I hear it got mixed reviews at home, but I can't imagine why anyone wouldn't like it. It seemed very earnest.

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Post by Ringdrotten on Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:38 pm

I haven't seen it, I'm afraid. Three-headed trolls does sound like trolls from Norwegian folk lore, though, I should really give that film a go Smile The people I know who have watched it enjoyed it, but the critics gave it mixed reviews - I'll have to watch it someday and give it my own Wink

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Re: Troll Hunter

Post by Ringdrotten on Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:57 pm

Well, not quite your average Hollywood or Norwegian film production! I liked it Very Happy And that's saying something about the movie since Norwegian films in general make me almost as crabbit as Petty.

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Post by Guy Incognito on Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:21 pm

What are most Norwegian films like?

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Post by Ringdrotten on Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:24 pm

They're all crappy, and 95% of them features the same 4-5 actors. That's how most Norwegian films are like Wink

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Re: Troll Hunter

Post by chris63 on Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:44 pm

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:34 pm

Wonder what his name is? Bert? BIll? Or, um, the other one! Embarassed

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Post by The Wobbit A Parody on Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:17 am

Tom, was it?

It doesn't look like he'd be much bothered by a flaming stick in the eye, does it? And a hobbit would make FAR less than a mouthful.
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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:57 am

Tom! Yes indeed, thankyou Wobbit- buckie brain- its the spells those buckie-brewing-wizards use you know, mishevious, they hide memories.
Yeah for three trolls that size they wouldn't be much more than a snack a bunch of dwarves and a burrahobbit.

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Post by The Wobbit A Parody on Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:35 pm

Was it cockney accents that the trolls had in The Hobbit? (In the States we're not always able to articulate WHICH British accent we're hearing on BBC TV.) I really hope Jackson's trolls talk. The bickering in the book was excellent!
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Post by chris63 on Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:52 pm

They sound like dumb cockneys, but i lived up north in york-shire. There a weired lot down south, they speak funny Wink
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Post by Orwell on Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:07 am

Was that in Bridlestone Lane, Chris? If so, I may know them. I seem to remember they were a little too fond of sherry, slurred their speech, made them sound like Fjordianlandians (apparently).  Nod

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Post by Norc on Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:10 am

oooh. a thread about my occupation .. (fuck it was gonna be a secret dammit)
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Post by Orwell on Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:12 am

I saw part of a movie called Trollhunter just last night. What a coincidence. Were you the girl in it, Norc?

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Post by Bluebottle on Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:23 pm

Norc wrote:oooh. a thread about my occupation .. (fuck it was gonna be a secret dammit)

Psst, should you really be saying that in front of Ringo. He might think you're making fun of his real life job. 

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Post by Amarië on Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:35 pm

Rare Export is also a good movie, sort of in the same ball park as Trollhunter, but darker. (It IS Finnish, after all.) It's not for those who are really fond of jolly old St. Nick. (Then I recommend "Arthur Christmas" instead. Cute, weird and funny. Gave me many good laughs it did!)

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